MORE than 100 people turned out for a jubilee afternoon tea party with the Mayor of Dudley to honour the Queen.

The event on Wednesday (May 25) at Dudley Town Hall was open to residents celebrating their 70th birthday between February 6 and June 2.

The Mayor of Dudley, Sue Greenaway, said: "It’s a privilege to be serving as Mayor during the Queen’s jubilee year, and we thought hosting a tea party for people turning 70 during the 70th year of her reign would be a fitting tribute.

"We had a fantastic turnout with more than 100 people there, and I had a lovely afternoon meeting a lot of new people."

The tea party is among a host of activities the council is organising to celebrate the jubilee including the lighting of a beacon at Dudley Castle on June 2 and the waiving of fees for street parties across the borough.