DORSET residents came together to share a moment in history to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The bumper bank holiday weekend saw hundreds of street parties, community events and celebrations held across the county.

Friends, neighbours and family members gathered in streets, community halls and public spaces to honour Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

Cakes were baked, barbecues fired up, champagne corks popped, and a good time was had by all as people embodied the spirit of the occasion with streets across the area adorned with Union Flags and bunting.

Bournemouth Echo: Evelyn Road street party for the Queen's Platinum JubileeEvelyn Road street party for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Street parties included one organised by the residents of Evelyn Road, Moordown, who were inspired after discovering footage of the road’s celebration for Coronation Day in 1953.

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Bournemouth Echo: Celebrations at Upton Country Park. Picture by Corin Messer.Celebrations at Upton Country Park. Picture by Corin Messer.

Families flocked to Upton Country Park where a big band was on hand to help wash down the revellers’ punch and picnics.

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Those in West Parley were serenaded by 1940s style singing duo The Land Girls at the village’s memorial hall and enjoyed a meal and drinks.

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Beacons were lit across Dorset and the nation on Thursday evening in tribute to Her Majesty.

There were lovely scenes at Mudeford as the beacon was lit with hundreds turning out.

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With this picture by Corin Messer capturing Christchurch in all its glory just before the lighting.

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Bournemouth Echo: Swanage residents having fun for the jubilee. Picture by Finnbarr WebsterSwanage residents having fun for the jubilee. Picture by Finnbarr Webster

In Swanage, hundreds of residents enjoyed a party in the High Street and musical entertainment in Prince Albert Gardens in what was one of the biggest jubilee events to take place in Dorset.

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Hundreds of people also turned out for Poole Seafood Festival and Christchurch Food Festival which took place over the extended bank holiday weekend. 

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Other major events included a Big Jubilee Lunch in Wimborne, a party for around 300 people in Westbourne, a celebration for Merley residents and a Party in the Park in Ringwood. 

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But it wasn't all about the big events. Street parties took place across the conurbation with one resident of Haynes Avenue in Poole donning a mask of the Queen while tucking into a spead.

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Residents of all ages came together to enjoy each other's company and mark the occasion with the Queen even make an appearance in Maclaren Road in Bournemouth.

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And also in Petit Road. 

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Meanwhile, in Ferndown, Josh Faramus, 21, rode his jubilee themed kart, complete with corgi to an event on King George V playing fields with his mum Nicky. 

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And there were Union Jacks aplenty on display at Stamford Road's celebrations.