Floral tributes left to in memory of Queen Elizabeth - The Solihull Observer

Floral tributes left to in memory of Queen Elizabeth

Solihull Editorial 17th Sep, 2022   0

SILHILLIANS have been paying their respects to the Queen.

Flowers, messages, drawings and poems have been laid in Solihull and Chelmsley Wood at the designated floral tribute sites.

The Mayor of Solihull laid a wreath for Queen Elizabeth II at both sites on Friday, September 9, following the death of the Queen at Balmoral.

Since then residents have flocked to the sites to honour the Queen.

Solihull Mayor, Councillor Ken Meeson, visited the sites and said: “There were many touching tributes from families and individuals, including many depictions of Paddington Bear by children.”

Some have even left Paddington Bears following the snippet audiences were shown to when the pair enjoyed afternoon tea during the Platium Jubilee celebrations earlier this year.

Solihull Council said floral tributes left at the sites will start to be removed from 1pm on Tuesday, September 20.

The messages will be retained and added to the Council archives, while the flowers will be composted, in line with the rest of the country.

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