Diamond Jubilee to be celebrated with fish and chips and cups of tea
A survey carried out on localpeople.co.uk, the nation's largest online network of community websites, has found that people across the country are planning to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with fish and chips and a cup of tea.
According to the 3,500 people polled on 165 sites including Crystal Palace People, half of use consider fish and chips the most British dish for street parties, and more than a quarter will toast HM the Queen with a nice cup of tea.
Traditionally a seaside treat that has fed millions of memories, the Jubilee weekend is set to break all records for sales of fish and chips.
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If locals who took part in the poll speak for the nation, as many as 36 million people could be expected to tuck into fish and chips over the weekend.
With Prince Charles recently championing a campaign to keep fish and chips on the menu promoting responsible fishing methods, our choice of Jubilee lunch provides the perfect opportunity to put our sustainable credentials to the test and try a different fried fillet, or two!
"What a great way to celebrate the Jubilee - but just because it's fish and chips it doesn't always have to be cod," said Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
"Look out for more sustainable alternatives such as pollock and plaice, and Mcs certified haddock. Look out too for chip shops who are serving hot mackerel baps. They're delicious!"
For more ideas and information, visit www.fishfight.net
Brits are also expected to sip more than 115,000 every minute over the Diamond Jubilee weekend to toast the monarch's 60 years on the throne.
Bill Gorman, chairman of the UK Tea Council, said on average each Briton consumes more than 2kg of tea per year, contributing to 40% of our daily fluid intake and four times as much tea per capita than India or China.
"Whilst everything about how the nation is marking the Jubilee weekend with fish and chips and a brew appears traditional, we are expecting Jubilee celebrations to be catalogued with images and video like no other moment in British history," said Lee Williams, general manager of localpeople.co.uk
"Our community publishers are anticipating thousands of uploads with pictures of fish and chips and a cup of tea to be popular, creating an online memory bank that will capture this historic moment for years to come."
To keep up with the celebrations in Croydon this weekend, visit our Diamond Jubilee page to find out what's on where, get ideas of how to celebrate and see pictures of street parties near you.
Don't forget, you can also send your photos to email@example.com