A RELAXING street party has united neighbours in Goostrey.

The oldest resident and a woman who has lived in Sandy Lane the longest were stars at a Platinum Jubilee celebration on Friday.

Nellie Johnson, 88, and Pat Bomford, 78, cut a cake baked by neighbours Manesha Andrews, the street’s newest resident, and Isabella Smith.

Nellie has lived in Sandy Lane for 22 years.

Knutsford Guardian: Pat Bomford and Nellie JohnsonPat Bomford and Nellie Johnson

Pat has resided there since she married husband John in 1964, to share the house where he was born in 1936.

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Pat said: “When I moved here from Holmes Chapel there were only a few houses in Sandy Lane and the rest was just fields so I have seen it develop.

“It is lovely that everyone has been able to get together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.”

A team, led by Lyndsay Saxton, organised for the road to be closed and used a donation from Cheshire East Council to buy food and soft drinks for the gathering.

“There was a very happy, jolly atmosphere,” said Isabella.

Knutsford Guardian: Pat Bomford and Nellie Johnson cut the cakePat Bomford and Nellie Johnson cut the cake

“Everyone was chatting with everyone else and we had music.

“Manesha’s mum made samosas and onion and potato bhajis and lots of different people made cakes.

“It was a good community effort, everyone contributed something.

“It was great to see such a lovely gathering of people.”