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Cradley Links is pleased to assist the Overend Methodist Mission in calling for photographs and memorabilia for use at the forthcoming celebration of the Queen's Golden Jubilee

On the 8th of June, 2002, the Overend Methodist Mission in Banners St, Cradley is holding a community event to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee and the opening of several refurbished rooms at the church.

The event will take place in Banners Street from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Three speakers have been invited to say a few words each about their recollections of the Coronation. They include :

Canon Lewis Davies - vicar of St Peter's in 1952

Hazel Clifton

Emily Whitehouse

Overend Methodist Mission is keen to hear from people who have

photographs and memorabilia of Cradley street parties in 1953

anything to do with the Queen's visit to Halesowen in 1957

photographs and memorabilia of local events from the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977

Overend Methodist Mission may be contacted :

by email at overendmission@aol.com

by normal mail to Overend Methodist Mission, Banners Street, Cradley, HALESOWEN, B63 2SL

by telephone to the church secretary, Bill McBain, on 01384 566057


Golden jubilee 2002

Cover of the souvenir programme printed for the Cradley celebrations of the Queen's coronation in 1953. The streets involved in this event were Colley Lane, Maple Tree Lane, West Road, Barrack Lane, High Street, Church Road, Church Street and Blue Ball Lane

  Programme of events, 6th June 1953  

Homer Hill participants at the Cradley celebrations of the Queen's coronation in 1953. Can anyone put names to the faces?