Day by Day Sedgley's E II R 90


10th - 12th June 2016

Celebrating Her Majesty the Queen's Official 90th birthday.

We've uploaded a set of photo albums chronicling the exhibition, day by day: 

Preparations for the exhibition 

Exhibition Day 1 

Exhibition Day 2 

Exhibition Day 3 

Floral arrangements/banners



Day 1 of our 'Sedgley's E II R 90' exhibition

Our MP Ian Austin (Dudley North) with choirs from Woodsetton, St Chad's and Cotwall End promary schools in Sedgley at the launch of the SEdgley's E II R 90 exhibition on FRiday 10th June 2016.

Thank you so much to everyone concerned for making it a great opening day at our exhibition and open weekend - and a fitting celebration of Her Majesty's 90th birthday. 

Special thanks to Keith Tomlinson, our dligent and dedicated Church Warden, and to the wonderful choirs of Woodsetton, St Chad's and Cotwall End schools. 

Our MP Ian Austin was very impressed - and fully supports our efforts to bring local people of 'all faiths and none' together over this special weekend.  

The displays sparked off numerous conversations (and debates!), many of which Martin was able to record, adding to our growing archive of personal reminiscences at Dudley Archives. 

The Watkinses and the Slaters entered the 'Sedgley Eye Royal Trolley Dash' - £1 a ticket to win a £50 dash at Coop. Where did our MP hide the Imperial Crown? 

Cotwall End School Choir with the 'Sedgley Eye' 360 degree panoramic photo of Sedgley. 

A collection of pictures from Friday 10th June 2016 are now on Facebook.  Click here: PICTURES 10th June 2016 Day 1


Day 2: Saturday 11th June 2016

Archdeacon Nikki GRoarke meets Sedgley Morris Men on Day 2 of the exhibition. 

Archdeacon Nikki Groarke celebrates the Queen's 90th birthday with 1st Sedgley Morris Men. 

See some great shots of our event on Archdeacon Nikki Groarke's Twitter page


Watch the video of Sedgley Morris Men dancing at All Saints Sedgley for Sedgley's E II R 90  

Sedgley Morris Performance 2

Sedgley Morris Men Performance 3

The exhibition was 'humming' along nicely today - with little groups chatting around each decade's display, despite torrential rain around midday. 

Martin Platts, All Saints' organist and choirmaster. 

Highlights included music by Martin Platts our organist - and dancing by Sedgley Morris Men. 

Sedgley Morris Men outside All Saints'

The fantastic fifties - more for our Sedgley Archive!

Des Round with our 1950s display.

Des Round led a group discussion by our 1950s display on Saturday afternoon, about the accession of the Queen in 1952, when he was on National Service - and our visitors contributed their memories too, which we recorded. 

See more photos on Facebook


Day 3 - Sunday June 12th 2016

Revd Canon Andrew Wickens delivers his address. 

Thank you to the representatives of different faiths who came together to celebrate Our Queen's 90th birthday!

A very special thank you to our Church Warden Keith Tomlinson for coming in up to three times a day over several days to help us set up and dismantle.

Our Interfaith service was held at 10.30am on Sunday 12th June with representatives of the Hindu and Muslim communities in attendance - the Mayor of Dudley addressed the congregation as well as Richard Boot OBE, LD,  the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands and Her Majesty's representative

Revd Canon Andrew Wickens of Top Church Dudley led the service. 

Pictures of Day 3  on Facebook. 


Stories from the exhibition 

Stories from our exhibition can be found here: 

Sedgley's E II R 90 stories and research 


Sedgley's E II R 90
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