IN PICTURES AND VIDEO - Bromsgrove's RocKING the High Street coronation party - The Bromsgrove Standard

IN PICTURES AND VIDEO - Bromsgrove's RocKING the High Street coronation party

Bromsgrove Editorial 8th May, 2023 Updated: 8th May, 2023   0

AN INCREDIBLE day was had by hundreds when Bromsgrove’s ‘RocKING the High Street’ coronation party took place yesterday.

Crowds enjoy the entertainment. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1923009MMR9

Seven hours of live entertainment was on offer on the stage by WH Smith.

Bromsgrove District Council chariman Rod Laight meets Jo, Leigh and Sarah from Vintage Class. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1923009MMR1

The event was officially opened by the Bromsgrove Court Leet and its bellman – town crier Kevin Ward – before the Bromsgrove Community Choir took to the stage.

Fin (6) is king for a day. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1923009MMR3

Union Flags and programmes were handed out to the revellers and they came in handy when Kevin and Catherine Tabberner gave rousing renditions of classic ‘Last Night of the Proms’ style classics, including Land of Hope an Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem.

Erica Jean sings to the crowds. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1923009MMR10

Bryan James performed swing, Rat-Pack, soul and rock, Vintage Class brought 1940s, 50s and 60s classics to the party and singer-songwriter Erica Jean, spotlighted by BBC Introducing and Mitzy also performed.

Jenni and Ian Fanham have fun. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1923009MMR8

Paul Martyn, Noisy Neighbours and Billy Smith also took to the stage before Vaseline had the High Street really rocking and Jack Read and The Shaders brought the curtain down on a memorable day.

People could also have a selfie with a cardboard cut-out of King Charles at the event which was organised by community champion Jules Evans in conjunction with Back Door Productions, Bromsgrove District Council and Bromsgrove Regeneration.

Annabel (14), Kelso (12) and Kade (10) smile for a photo. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1923009MMR4

As the crowds made their way home, a delighted Jules said: “What a fantastic afternoon and evening we’ve had – thanks to everyone who helped put the event on and everyone who came down to enjoy it.


“The people of Bromsgrove came out for a party and we are delighted they chose to spend their day with us.”


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