Dudley South comes together to celebrate King's coronation

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Mike Wood MP joins the celebrations at the Kingswinford and Wall Heath coronation parade
Mike Wood joins the celebrations at the Kingswinford and Wall Heath coronation parade

Thousands of people attended events in Dudley South over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

As well as countless street parties around the region, community organisations and faith groups were among those helping bring people together for the first coronation in seven decade.

Perhaps the biggest event of the weekend was at the Kingswinford and Wall Heath Coronation Parade, where people lined the streets from Townsend Place to Wall Heath, and then on to Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club, to cheer on a procession of impressive floats - including local schools, Scouts, Guides and other youth organisations, local pubs, businesses and the Kingswinford branch of the Royal British Legion.

The floats were joined by a marching band from RAF 2488 Kingswinford squadron.

Hailing the "fantastic turnout", Dudley South MP Mike Wood thanked those who had made the event possible:

"It was incredible to see the community come together as one to celebrate.

"A massive thank you to Michelle Preston, Cllr Ed Lawrence, Cllr Phil Atkins, Cllr Mark Webb and everybody else who worked so hard to make this such an amazing and memorable occasion."

Kingswinford North & Wall Heath councillor, Ed Lawrence expressed his joy at seeing so many people come out to celebrate, saying:

"We were worried no-one would come!

"It was an amazing turnout. I've never seen anything like it.

"People are all saying they have never seen so many people come out - the traffic management people were a bit surprised as well!"

It was incredible to see the community come together as one to celebrate.

A massive thank you to Michelle Preston, Cllr Ed Lawrence, Cllr Phil Atkins, Cllr Mark Webb and everybody else who worked so hard to make this such an amazing and memorable occasion.