Festivalgoers pose next to a cut-out of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during the Preston City Mela at Avenham Park in Preston, near Manchester, England on Saturday. Photo:  AFP
Festivalgoers pose next to a cut-out of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during the Preston City Mela at Avenham Park in Preston, near Manchester, England on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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South Asian festival melds with Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee in northern England

  • Preston, near Manchester, is home to a large community with South Asian ancestry
  • This year Preston combined its annual festival of subcontinental arts, culture and heritage with celebrations for the queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Festivalgoers pose next to a cut-out of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during the Preston City Mela at Avenham Park in Preston, near Manchester, England on Saturday. Photo:  AFP
Festivalgoers pose next to a cut-out of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during the Preston City Mela at Avenham Park in Preston, near Manchester, England on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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