The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor John Lines invited Freemasons from Warwickshire and Worcestershire to attend the annual Lord Mayor’s show in the City centre, helping to raise funds for his chosen charities. A mini-heatwave brought Midlanders out in their thousands to enjoy the event, which included a huge number of stalls and displays by local charities, emergency and armed services, uniformed organisations and community groups as well as a wide variety of food and refreshment vendors.
Cuddly teddy bears were received with delight by visitors to the Freemasons’ marquee, and were also presented as gifts to children who succeeded in scaling the adjacent climbing wall.
Entertainment included former ELO and Move drummer Bev Bevan, who powered his band through some of his 60’s and 70’s classics in Chamberlain Square, with “Mad Science” workshops and shows being held in Victoria Square. Talks by the Royal Navy, the Scouts and Girl Guides, together with a Fashion Show and Tea with the Mayor were held in the Council House.
(l-r) David Stanford, Peter Wellings, Lord Mayor, Simon Jinks, Lady Mayoress, Alan Ellis, Chris Rogers, Tom Mangan
(clockwise) Beatnik Len Cale, Dynamic Duo Batman & Robin, the Climbing Wall and Stilt Walkers.