Jubillee 1977 - Moor Pool History

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Silver Jubillee 1977

The pictures here were supplied by Hilary and Patrick Everard and Mike Barnes.

The gentleman with the bone shaker bike and deer stalker is Peter Richards. He had a collection of vintage bikes. Peter is also a keen exponent of wrought iron work with many examples and also an artist.

Patrick Everard is pulling on the rope at the front, while Mike Frost (Major Mustard) is keeping a keen eye on the movement of the handkerchief. The event is in Moor Pool Avenue with the Circle in the background.

Do you know of any of the people who were there?

December 27th 1977 – The much-acclaimed Star Wars film, which has been a massive hit in Americas, is screened in British cinemas for the first time.
Freda Cocks Mayor of Birmingham
Freda Cocks was a councillor for 37 years, a campaigner and a magistrate, and was awarded both the OBE and CBE for services to the community. She was also the first woman to receive the Freedom of the City. Known as 'Fighting Freda', she was also the first woman to chair a city council committee - housing.
Deeply concerned about the living conditions of many in the city, she led the policy of slum clearances and the construction of new estates in the 50s and 60s.
In 1977, she became the first Conservative woman to be Lord Mayor and famously welcomed the Queen to Birmingham during that Silver Jubilee year.
Mrs Cocks was born in Harborne on July 30, 1915.

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