THE Mayor of Dudley lit a beacon in the watchtower of Dudley Castle last night (Thursday) in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Dudley’s Mayor, Councillor Steve Waltho, was joined by the 5th Cradley Heath Rainbows and Brownies and distinguished guests including Richard Boot OBE (Deputy Lieutenant), Dr Keith Bradshaw DL The High Sheriff of the West Midlands and The Bishop of Dudley, the Rt Rev Graham Usher, and Dudley Zoo director Derek Grove at the event in the grounds of Dudley Zoo.

Dudley’s tribute was one of more than a thousand beacons lit across the land to celebrate Her Majesty’s milestone birthday.

Councillor Steve Waltho, Mayor of Dudley, said: “It was a real honour to light the beacon on behalf of the residents of Dudley and lead the tribute in marking the 90th birthday of our longest reigning monarch, Her Majesty The Queen.

“The Queen is an exceptional ambassador for the people of Britain and long may she continue to reign.”

Crowds also flocked to Kinver Edge where a beacon was lit for The Queen.

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