Saturday morning was an eye opener. We were invited to perform the opening of The Canalside Moorings at Neptune Health Park in Tipton.
I was not prepared for the number of people who turned out to support this very important occasion. Not only were the Neptune Health Park inundated, but it stretched down to The Coronation Gardens with stalls and entertainment together with boats, boats and more boats.
It was a truly succesful day with special thanks to the Tipton Carnival Queen, and the Tipton Community Association for all their hard work in making this event happen, and we should not forget Tipton & Coseley Building Society for sponsoring this great occasion.
Sunday lunchtime we went to Victoria Park Tipton,who were having their fun day. It was a good day with lots of people attending and l was lucky enough to be asked to open the event and let some balloons off.
The weather was being kind to us all and there were plenty to do with lots of stalls and amusements for the young people. With true Tipton hospitality we had refreshments.Walking around we saw so many people of all nationalities and we even saw a wedding party. The groom and his family and guests were walking to the brides house.
Friday night, as we had a previous engagement I asked the Deputy Cllr Vic Sylvester and his wife Carole to stand in for me and we would get their as soon as possible.
When we got there it was when Helesa were performing, two young ladies who got our feet tapping, and weren’t they good.
Next on was a young group of teenagers by the name of the Outsiders, what talent they had. Mark my words, remember that name, they will go far.
Will Shannon brought up the rear, what a great voice he had. We were bowled over by the talent, home-grown in Tipton, what a night we had.
What must be a first, recording material no less, was the Leader Councillor Cooper with a backing group of members of the Council giving a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “I did it my way”. I don’t think I’ll be the same again.
I made a point of getting on the dance floor with Suzanne and Geoff to thank them both, without them this evening would have not taken place.
Many thanks for all that were there and for the generous donations.
I planted six trees – one in each of Sandwell’s towns – to mark the Queen’s Jubilee year.
Amazing to think they will be here for possibly hundreds of years to come.