THE QUEEN will receive a special birthday card from the people of Dewsbury after a special event yesterday (Thursday).
The Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Paul Kane, hosted a tea party at Dewsbury Town Hall to mark the monarch’s 90th birthday – and guests signed a card created by Dewsbury-based firm UK Greetings.
Tea, coffee and cakes were served free to more than 80 guests, with town crier Laurie Gilbert taking to the Town Hall steps to announce the occasion.
The town’s women’s centre also helped at the event by displaying photographs and information about the Queen’s visit to Dewsbury in 1954.
There was a similar event organised for the Queen’s 80th birthday – and UK Greetings also created a card on that occasion.
The firms chief executive Gary Rowley said: “It was an honour to be asked to create this beautiful card, which will allow the residents of Dewsbury the opportunity to wish the Queen a very happy 90th birthday.”
The Mayor also attended special Queen’s birthday events in Wakefield and Calderdale and was a guest at Mirfield’s beacon lighting.