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Mayor of Telford visits Farcroft Care Home to share memories of the Queen

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The Mayor of Telford and Wrekin, Raj Mehta, joined customers at our Farcroft Care Home last week (Friday 16 September) to sign local books of condolence and hear their memories of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

The Mayor of Telford and Wrekin, Raj Mehta, said: “On behalf of the councillors and staff at Telford & Wrekin Council and the residents of our borough, I would like to express the great sadness felt here at the news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the Royal Family at this time.

“During this time of national mourning we’ve been having a look back at happier times, when HM Queen Elizabeth II visited our borough. She opened the second phase of Telford Shopping Centre on 13 November 1981. She also visited Ironbridge on 10 July 2003, when she paid half-penny toll to cross the bridge.

“It’s been a pleasure to hear the memories of Her Majesty’s visits to the borough and see all the pictures too. I hope the residents at Farcroft Care Home enjoyed our visit.”

Kath Henness, Registered Manager at Farcroft Care Home, said: “It was lovely meeting The Mayor and discussing very fond memories of Her Majesty’s visits to Telford with customers. The smiles on their faces when they remembered some of the significant moments in our borough’s history were a joy to watch.

“Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share these special memories and pay tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II.” 

You can sign books of condolence at the below locations across the borough until 5pm today (Tuesday 20 September). Floral tributes can be laid at these locations too:

  • Southwater Library
  • Wellington Library
  • Madeley Library
  • Newport Library
  • Oakengates Library