PARTY-LOVING residents have celebrated the birth of a Royal baby.
Almost every resident of the small hamlet of Longhirst Colliery turned out for a community party in the Village Hall on Friday to mark the birth of Prince George, the first son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who arrived on Monday, July 22.
All provided their own baby photographs for a competition to guess who was who and there was a nappy-changing contest for dads and granddads. Coun Alan Sambrook took first prize, but all contestants received a certificate and a bag of jelly babies.
There was also a pooled buffet and specially-decorated ‘George’ cakes.