Lots of exciting things have happened this week; the highlight of course was being invited to the Armed Forces Day Celebration at Himley Hall. My Grandad’s life was always heavily influenced by the RAF and so I have inherited a certain level of respect and understanding for the brave men and women who fight for our country across the services.
They had some fantastic stories to tell and I was completely enthralled. It was nice to see so many young children engaged in what they had to say, asking questions and showing a genuine interest. Also, they were very techno-savvy and asked for a selfie!
What’s great about the event is the sense of unity. Men and women from all of the services that protect us on a daily basis came together to celebrate the armed forces as a whole. It really was quite moving to watch the bands from each service area come out into the arena to perform before uniting to perform the national anthem as a whole.
Alongside the Armed Forces Day, I was also able to meet the Black Country Festival team. Black Country Day takes place on the 14th July to mark the invention of the world’s first steam train. The Newcomen Engine was created in the heart of the Black Country over 300 years ago and its birth date has now become a celebration in the area; marking our rich industrial heritage.
Love your Miss Black Country x