THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE
This year we celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.
The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977, her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002 and her Diamond Jubilee (60 years) in 2012. Never before has a British monarch celebrated 70 years on the throne, with Queen Victoria’s reign being the second longest at 63 years.
THE QUEEN'S GREEN CANOPY
The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative which invites people from across the country to plant a tree and mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It aims to encourage everyone to take part in improving our environment by planting trees from October 2021 through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.
We are delighted to be supporting this initiative and the former Mayor of Dudley, councillor Anne Millward was joined by the Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Mr John Crabtree, to plant a tree at King George V Park, Wordsley.
PLATINUM JUBILEE '70TH BIRTHDAY' AFTERNOON TEA
One of the first engagements of the Mayor of Dudley, councillor Sue Greenaway's mayoral year was to host the special jubilee afternoon tea on Wednesday 25 May for residents who were born between 6 February and 2 June 1952.
The Mayor lit the beacon at Dudley Zoo and Castle at 9.45pm as part of a chain of principal beacons lighting up the UK. Other community and commonwealth beacons were lit across the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories as well as in all the capital cities of the Commonwealth.
In Dudley, in addition to the flame-lit beacon at Dudley Zoo and Castle, search lights shone out from the zoo and at Sedgley Beacon.