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Solihull villagers turn out in their hundreds for Jubilee fun.

HORDES of patriotic villagers crammed into Knowle’s bustling High Street over the weekend for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

HORDES of patriotic villagers crammed into Knowle’s bustling High Street over the weekend for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The village held activities throughout the weekend, including a ‘festival in the park’ and Arden School party on Saturday and a commemorative service at Knowle Parish Church on Sunday.

On Monday, Knowle’s High Street was transformed from busy thoroughfare to street fair, with entertainers, stalls and exhibitions.

The Solihull News took to the streets to find out how people were enjoying the celebrations.

Olive Hooper, aged 86, said: “I am having a wonderful day, Knowle has put on a tremendous display.

“I was in the Army during the Queen’s Coronation but I remember them putting on a dance in the evening, which was lovely.”

Jacqueline Weale, aged 70, added: “I was 11 [at the Coronation], I can remember us having a big street party and a good sing-a-long.”

Wes Gaskin, who was out enjoying the celebrations with his two children, Isabella and Freddie, said he was impressed with Knowle’s efforts.

He said: “It’s a great atmosphere and there’s something for everyone, it has been great for the kids.”

 

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