Residents had a great day as they took part in coronation activities from making crowns to watching a local chef cook up a storm this afternoon.

The Preston Park Museum in Stockton celebrated the coronation of King Charles III on Sunday (May 7) with a host of activities for residents to take part in.

Between a cooking showcase headed by local chef, Elizabeth McIver, 47, from Middlesbrough, using produce from the Park's gardens, to children making crowns, there was plenty on offer.

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Children could be seen enjoying themselves, sporting the aforementioned crowns, waving flags, eating sweets, and enjoying themselves.

Ruby Wills, operations and projects manager at the museum, said: "It’s been fantastic to welcome so many families to our coronation celebrations today.

"Today’s Big Lunch is about sharing food, a table and a sense of community. The sun is shining and it’s a day fit for a king!

The Northern Echo: The park's gardener striking a pose after tending broad beans used in the park's quicheThe park's gardener striking a pose after tending broad beans used in the park's quiche (Image: Michael Robinson)

"Tomorrow we are celebrating King Charles’s passions for the environment with our legacy bluebell plant as part of The Big Help Out.

"We are fortunate at the museum to be supported by nearly 200 volunteers, so we really appreciate the value volunteering can bring to an organisation, and vice versa."

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Adding to the atmosphere, traditional music group, The Ran Tanners - made up of Ian Mckone, 40, and Paul Martin, 52 - played for and entertained attendees.

Meanwhile, Pat Garbett, 78, and Sandra Deans, 79 were hard at work as they painstakingly crafted a proggy rug sporting a Union Jack design.

The Northern Echo: Sandra Deans, 79 (L), Pat Garbett, 78 (R)Sandra Deans, 79 (L), Pat Garbett, 78 (R) (Image: MICHAEL ROBINSON)

The two joked they would be finished by "William's coronation" and said Preston Park's event was a great way to remember the weekend's events.

"[It's] been brilliant, we watched it from start to finish," both said.

Ms Deans said she recalled celebrating Queen Elizabeth's coronation as a schoolchild, and now appreciates what Charles' coronation means.

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Elizabeth McIver, who is a chef for Bearfoot Kitchen, explained the food prepared in the showcase which consisted of a Preston Park Garden Quiche - made with wild garlic, nettles, purple sprouting broccoli, served with a pink fir potato salad.

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The dish also included herbs such as bergamot, chive, dill, and sage, served as olive oil and a side of vinegar.

Meanwhile, The Northern Echo's own reporter also took part in the festivities, enjoying a delicious slice of quiche and cheekily purchasing a few sweets before leaving.

Here are some more pictures from the event:

The Northern Echo: Elizabeth dishing upElizabeth dishing up (Image: Michael Robinson)

The Northern Echo: Jean Winstanley operating the sweet shopJean Winstanley operating the sweet shop (Image: Michael Robinson)

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