The Jubilee in the West Midlands
The bunting went up and it seemed like the whole of the West Midlands got in the mood for the four day bank holiday weekend. As the nation celebrated 60 years of Her Majesty on the throne Heart looked at how our region celebrated
There were loads of events happening all over the region including the Lord Mayors show in Birmingham and Birmingham Pride. In Solihull there were public street parties in Mell Square and Shirley Park. In Staffordshire there was a big picnic at the National Memorial Arboretum on Monday. There was also a big lunch in Coventry City Centre on the Sunday. In Worcester thousands of pounds were handed out to 50 community groups to help them with their celebrations while Huntingtree Park put on a free Jubilee party on Saturday in Dudley.
Four thousand Beacons were also lit across the UK on the night of Monday the 4th of June to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. A company called Bullfinch in Tysely in Birmingham created the beacons. Click here to see where the nearest one to you was lit.
According to research people in Britain have spent a massive £424 million on parties, other study's suggest we've spent twice as much as we did celebrating the Royal Wedding. There were hundreds of street party's across the region as communities applied to close their roads and get together. Click the links below to find out more about celebrations that happened near to you.
Worcestershire Medals service beat the Royal Mint to make the official commemorative medals for the Diamond Jubilee, with 450,000 of them being produced in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. They were worn by members of the armed forces and emergency services as part of the Jubilee celebrations.
Wounded soldiers from the West Midlands were onboard two canal boats from Shropshire, which took part in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Flotilla on Sunday. It took them 3 weeks to travel 237 miles along the canals to the River Thames.
School Children have been marking the Jubilee in their own way too, with special assembles and fancy dress to mark the last of school before half term. The youngsters at Banners Gate Primary School in the West Midlands took things a step further they have re-enacted the Queen's Coronation and even had their own horse drawn carriage. Check out some of the pictures below.