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Calls to mark Queen's Coronation in Sedgley
10:20am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
CALLS have been made to spruce up a piece of Sedgley grassland to mark the milestone anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation next year.
At North Dudley Area Committee, a member of the public asked if Coronation Gardens in Dudley Road could be tidied and the wrought iron entrance archway - which bears its name, as well as the date and occasion - be treated and restored back to their former glory to honour next year’s 60th anniversary since Queen Elizabeth II was crowned.
Addressing councillors, the resident said: “The wrought iron needs some treatment and painting and some of the trees need pruning, but I think this would all be relatively cheap and would be a nice gesture to mark the Coronation, certainly for the people of Sedgley.”
The land, which was formerly the gardens to The Limes – the home of Black Country nail and chainmaker Eliza Tinsley – was made into a public garden to mark the coronation in 1953.
The proposal has also received the backing of ward councillors Adam Aston and Keiran Casey. Cllr Aston said: “We would also like to see a plaque installed on one of the pillars beneath the arch commemorating 60 years since the Coronation.”
Assistant Director of Culture and Leisure, Duncan Lowndes, said: “I would be interested to talk and visit the site and explore what options are available for external funding. It is a positive suggestion and I’m only pleased to take that up.”