THOUSANDS of villagers turned out to Kingswinford and Wall Heath's parade for the King's Coronation at the weekend.

Organisers were blown away when around seven thousand people attended the event, on Sunday May 7, which was masterminded by Michelle Preston of The Horse and Jockey and supported by councillors Ed Lawrence and Phil Atkins.

Stourbridge News: Thousands of people lined the streets Thousands of people lined the streets (Image: Cllr Ed Lawrence)

Ed said: "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!

"The whole community came together - it was fantastic."

The parade kicked off at the Royal British Legion HQ in Kingswinford at 1pm and travelled through Moss Grove, Dudley Road and Enville Road, before finishing up at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club, in Wall Heath.

Stourbridge News: Floats and lorries were decked out in patriotic coloursFloats and lorries were decked out in patriotic colours (Image: Cllr Ed Lawrence)

Around 22 floats featured in the parade including 10 lorries supplied by JJX Logistics and Hingley Transport with road closures managed by Dudley Council.

Summerhill School, Maidensbridge and Church of Ascension Primary Schools decorated floats for the event. Roberts Farm Shop and Bridgstock Dairies also had floats and the event was attended by the Mayor of Dudley and Mike Wood MP.

Stourbridge News: Horses joined the parade Horses joined the parade (Image: Cllr Ed Sullivan)

The RAF 2488 Kingswinford squadron band performed. 

Ed said: "We celebrated King Charles III coronation in style.

"It’s one of the biggest events I have ever been involved in."