Yes, that seems a lot, though that was the figure the papers published.
Most of the churches in Carlisle together planned a party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. The object was to lift the spirits of our City which had suffered so drastically during the floods of the previous December.
People came, the sun shone, bands played, faces were painted, nails were painted, coffee, tea and cakes were freely dispensed, children’s stories told and candy floss licked. The miniature football and picnic areas were well used. Every visitor was handed a booklet about the Queen.
Everything was free and the atmosphere uplifting. Whether people sat, rested, talked, strolled, ate or drank, the spirits of the City were definitely lifted.
Carol, the party-goer.