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Two American visitors enjoyed a taste of Britain as they joined a Jubilee celebration on Barking’s Gascoigne Estate.

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Elicia Vollmmer and Laura Solie toasted the Queen’s 60 year reign at a bash in St Mary’s parade today.

The young women are part of a Christian group from the US who are staying in the borough for a number of weeks and working alongside some of the local church communities.

Speaking to the Post, Laura said: “Seeing everyone come together to have fun and celebrate is an amazing thing to be part of.”

She described the Queen as “someone you can look up.”

One of the party organisers, Suzie Playle, from Kidz Klub, said: “It’s a pity about the rain but lots of people have turned up and everyone’s enjoying it, especially the children. Kids don’t generally care what the weather’s like, they’re just happy to be playing.”

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