Golden sunshine fittingly beamed down onto the UK while Queen Elizabeth II's golden jubilee celebrations took place.

Schools, social clubs and communities gathered together to celebrate Her Majesty's 50 years as the head of state.

In the bottom left image we can see Elaine Norton, manager of Bedtime Bed Centre in Padiham getting into the spirit of the day holding jubilee regalia, as well as showing her football patriotism for the upcoming Fifa World Cup in Japan and South Korea.

To the left scores of youngsters at Lower Darwen Primary School celebrated the occasion with a street party.

Sudell Primary School held a jubille fashion show, in the picture at the bottom we can see teacher Mike Chambers strutting about in a 1960s Carnaby Street suit.

The Queen Elizabeth Steam Train pulled into Blackburn Railway Station as part of the celebrations, we can see passengers in the photo on the right eagerly waiting to get on board.

The Queen was crowned on June 2, 1953, and was only 25-year's-old at the time.

Her Majesty became the longest-reigning British monarch in September 2015 when she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother Victoria.