The amazing reign of Queen Elizabeth was celebrated at the Bridgehouse Hotel in Warkworth on Queen’s Birthday with a Royal Garden Party.
The afternoon included music by Val Couling on keyboard, Lyn and Mark Dashper on violin and cello, piper Noah Hardy, a royal toast proposed by John Gowing, high tea and Champagne.
Nearly 80 guests attended, most dressed in regalia fit for a royal event. On display were two large photographs of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.
They were donated to Warkworth when the Queen visited in 1953 and were on loan from the Warkworth Museum.
About $1600 was raised from the event, which will go towards Heritage Warkworth projects, including the preservation of the town weir over the Mahurangi River and a Heritage Festival in October.