Famous Faces in Coleshill

News from our community on who's been here, when and why!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to Coleshill c1973

Coleshill resident¬†Jean Allen¬†gave us this image and fabulous story about a famous visitor from back in the 70’s;

“My son Richard is in the pushchair, I’m the one armed with the dummy and my lovely mother in law, Frances Allen is the one in the glasses offering the Duke a sweet…. he declined!

I know I didn’t see the Queen, I’m pretty sure she wasn’t with him on that occasion. It was very exciting. When my mother in law offered him a chocolate button, he looked at Richard and said “He looks fed well enough”.

This was a hard copy of a photograph taken by Michael F Cann, a photographer from Marston Green.”