OVER the jubilee weekend, Newton-le-Willows High Street saw its busiest day yet.

The high street celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a street party, which saw local businesses come together to host the event.

Businesses a part of the High Street Hive organised the event which saw the street packed with members of the community attending the celebrations.

Food and drink stalls, along with crafts, activities, and live music, were present at the event.

Alongside local businesses of the high street, a young entrepreneur contributed to the event with his own stall.

Alen Sever, a Newton Primary School pupil, set up his own stall on the high street and sold stickers and jubilee-themed masks.

The seven-year-old said: “I just made it up- I thought I’d get some stickers and then sell them.”

Alen hoped to save up for new video games and books.

St Helens Star: Alen set up his own stall selling stickers Alen set up his own stall selling stickers

Many members of the community attended the celebrations, including local royalist Sue Simm.

She said: “I think it’s lovely that people have got together and have made the effort. The weather’s nice and we’ve all come out - it’s been buzzing.

“I want to see families enjoying it. It’s amazing how many people are here- I’ve never seen it as busy as this.”

"70 years of our wonderful Queen." 

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The event also saw businesses with new owners get to experience the high street at its busiest.

Carla Agger, owner of Humbugs, said: "It’s been really good- the buzz on the high street is unreal. All the businesses have come together and created this wonderful event.”