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Woodford Green street party celebrates volunteer’s royal recognition

PUBLISHED: 10:19 06 July 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 06 July 2017

A street party on Beverley Crescent to celebrate local resident Pat Liddiard becoming an MBE, on July 1st, 2017.

A street party on Beverley Crescent to celebrate local resident Pat Liddiard becoming an MBE, on July 1st, 2017.

Catherine Davison

Splashes of sunshine and a variety of cakes marked the second street party organised by neighbours in Woodford Green last weekend.

Homemade cakes for sale to raise money for future street parties at a street party on Beverley Crescent to celebrate local resident Pat Liddiard becoming an MBE, on July 1st, 2017.Homemade cakes for sale to raise money for future street parties at a street party on Beverley Crescent to celebrate local resident Pat Liddiard becoming an MBE, on July 1st, 2017.

The event, in Beverley Crescent, also celebrated the recent good news of neighbour Pat Liddiard, 76, who was named on the Queen’s Honours List recently.

A well-known figure along the street, Pat recently received an MBE for her charity work, which has seen her travel the world helping the poorest members of

society.

On Saturday, outside her home, she was presented with a blooming boquet of flowers by the street’s youngsters in recognition of all that she does.

Dulcie King, 9, with a friend, 4, on the bouncy castle at a street party on Beverley Crescent to celebrate local resident Pat Liddiard becoming an MBE, on July 1st, 2017.Dulcie King, 9, with a friend, 4, on the bouncy castle at a street party on Beverley Crescent to celebrate local resident Pat Liddiard becoming an MBE, on July 1st, 2017.

Resident Karen Hawkins, who helped organise the event, said Pat was not only known for her volunteering nationally, but was also responsible for promoting community involvement along the street.

Neighbours toasted Pat’s good fortune with delicious food and drink and a bouncy castle was enjoyed by all the street’s residents.


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