A series of celebrations will be held in Ponteland in the coming weeks and months to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Her Majesty’s actual birthday – Thursday, April 21 – will see a beacon lit at 7.30pm and a fireworks display on Coates Green, where a memorial seat will also be installed by the town council.
Mayor Carl Rawlings and Deputy Mayor Joyce Butcher will be visiting nursing and care homes in Ponteland on the day to meet residents sharing their birthday with the Queen and for the planting of a tree at Henderson Court at 2pm.
Events and activities in relation to the birthday are being organised by Pont Charity Group, Ponteland Bowling Club and Ponteland Methodist Church, among others.
In addition, Ponteland WI is marking the occasion at its annual coffee morning on April 9, at the Memorial Hall between 10am and noon.
A service is being held in St Mary’s Church at 3pm on Sunday, May 22, and at its March meeting, the town council agreed to host the refreshments at St Mary’s Church Hall afterwards.