Search

Pensioners enjoy exclusive Jubilee lunch with Prime Minister

13:51 08 June 2012

Dolly Cuthbert with her official invitation from the Prime Minister

Dolly Cuthbert with her official invitation from the Prime Minister

Archant

North Westminster was awash with red, white and blue as dozens of street parties took place to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

But for one group of Lisson Green pensioners the celebrations were even more special as they were lucky enough to attend one of the country’s most exclusive events.

They took the short trip to Downing Street for lunch with the Prime Minister on Sunday.

With just 120 guests invited to join the celebrations, 10 members of the Lisson Green over-50s club were given the chance to enjoy Jubilee cup cakes and tea with David Cameron.

Originally scheduled to take place in the street outside Number 10, heavy rain forced the party inside – which allowed guests to explore Downing Street.

Group organiser Dolly Cuthbert, 83, found out about the invitation 10 days before the party and she said everyone had a brilliant time.

“We drove into Downing Street and security just let us straight through – which was a wonderful feeling,” she said.

“When we were sat down inside, David Cameron came round and spoke to a few of us.

“He asked me what I did and I said I ran the over-50s club, although most of us are over 70. He suggested we should change our name!

“There were so many rooms in there I was amazed. Our whole group was over the moon and couldn’t believe that we were in there.”

Major festivities were attended by millions in the south of the borough, including the Jubilee Pageant along the River Thames and the Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace.

But north Westminster saw its fair share of action with St John’s Wood High Street adorned with bunting and hundreds of locals attending street parties.

The Royal Family even took inspiration from Little Venice, with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie dazzling at official events over the weekend in dresses designed by the Suzannah boutique in Bristol Gardens.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Members of Power up North London, Ian Grant,Nikki Brain,Vijay Bhopal & Ben Pearce,pictured at St Anne's Church Highgate where they have been given permission to install Solar Panels on the roof. Photo: Nigel Sutton

A Grade II-listed church in Highgate will open up to rays of light above, after a community group won planning permission for solar panels to be installed on the slope of its roof

Tracey Palmer, Macmillan information and support manager at The Whittington Hospital, and Angel Bellot, the hospital's PALS and complaints manager (Picture: Eve Harris)

Two brave Whittington workers will swap the wards for the sky (and then, hopefully, the ground) when they jump out of a plane for charity this weekend.

Yesterday, 15:02
A family enjoys fun in the sun. Picture: John Macdonald-Fulton

School’s out for summer – great for children, but for parents, it can be a challenge to find enough activities to keep youngsters entertained over the six-week break.

Yesterday, 13:43
Neelu Berry arrives at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court 07.10.15.

Two campaigners accused of spreading discredited claims of a Satanic paedophile ring have been told they must stay away from a vicar and his parishioners.

Yesterday, 13:18
Omar Bartocci, 13,  has been missing since Wednesday

Members of a Haringey rugby club have appealed for help finding a junior player who has gone missing.

Yesterday, 13:10
Elizabeth Dennis, Daisy Cripps 16, Amy Haysome 13, Millie Chapple 14, Poppy Kilbey 12, coach Becky Smith, Lindsey Wylie, and actress Michelle Collins ahead of this weekend's world record attempt

A Highgate charity is calling on the community’s help to dance its way into the record books.

Yesterday, 11:53
Kato Harris, who has been charged with three counts of rape

A teacher today told a jury that a 15-year-old schoolgirl who accused him of raping her in a classroom at her Camden school held a grugde against him after he commented on her “silly face” in a school photograph.

Yesterday, 11:52
Zack Newman and supporters with a petition demanding that Nigel Farage be prosecuted, at Kentish Town Police Station on 20.07.16.

A petition was handed in at Kentish Town police station yesterday calling for the arrest of UKIP leader Nigel Farage for ‘inciting racial hatred’ during the EU referendum campaign.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All entrants can get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now