Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale coronation celebrations turn the clock back
The clocks were turned back for a coronation celebration in Coalbrookdale, with a tea dance complete with afternoon tea and music from the 50s and 60s.
Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale Civic Society marked the Coronation of King Charles III with the event in Coalport Village Hall.
Volunteers decked out the hall in red white and blue and after a traditional afternoon tea the 40 guests were able to dance the afternoon away or sit and listen to singers Ava Evergreen and Colin Onions.
Civic society chairman Viv Moore said the day could not have gone any better.
"The teamwork in organising the event was fantastic," she said.
"Members spent a long time decorating the hall, they worked very hard."
She also praised the Swan Hotel in Wellington for its tremendous afternoon tea and thanks the village hall for providing the venue.
"Coalport China Museum also opened up an extra car park for us," she added.
"Many of the people at the event were of an age that straddles both coronations and the music reflected that. Many also remember Colin, whose stage name was Colin Dale, in the past."
She said that during the afternoon there was a collection made for the Bartlett Fountain appeal. Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale Civic Society has been working to restore the Bartlett Drinking Fountain to Ironbridge Square for some time.
It needs to raise the £40,000 needed to carry out the work of physically returning the fountain to the square.