Behind you, oh no it isn’t oh yes it is. The wicked witch is behind you.
I’m practising for this afternoons matinée performance put on at Dorothy Parkes Centre in Smethwick.
A great time was had by all.
This was a wonderful occasion shared with the family of Mary Macarthur, members of The Friend’s Group and many, many people who braved the weather to celebrate the unveiling of the monument by the artist, with the Phoenix Brass Band playing in the background.
There was a very large crowd at the Union event who would be going up to the Bearmore Mound after the ceremony to the T U C celebrations of the 1910 woman’s strike.
I received a framed portrait of Mary from her grandson, which would be going to Cradley Heath Library where it will take pride of place.
Because of the awful weather the venue was changed from Dudley Castle to the Council House.Councillor Ian Jones the Cabinet Member and myself represented Sandwell.
Whilst taking the photos l happened to see a chair that was beckoning me, l sat down after noticing it was the elusive Tipton Chair. This was the chair that was aquired many moons ago when the Boundery was changed and the old council house was put into Dudley.
We would like it back please.
Avoiding the rain and queuing for a couple of burgers swilled down with a nice cup of tea, we did not the weather spoil our fun. The catering was fantastic and everyone had a great time.
It was a pleasure to be invited to the barbeque at Harborne Cottages, but a shame the weather was pretty awful.Everyone agreed it had been a very succesful occasion and our thanks to everyone for all the hard work involved.
I was asked to open the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations and the Family Fun Day and together with the residents enjoyed a great time. The weather was very kind and it was a wonderful success. Sincere thanks to Sarah and her team for all the hard work leading up to this very special day.
It was an honour to be part of the first Hindu Temple to take part in Diamond Jubilee Event.
The Temple is one of the 4,000 approved Beacon Bonfire Sites and the only Hindu Temple in the UK to have this Status.
It was a good chance to have a good look around the site and to see the various forms of worship and the diverse range of multi Faith activities and it is a growing centre of excellence and devotion to the Hindu faith within Sandwell.