Wet Jubilee weekend in Birmingham: ‘make do and mend’ is the motto

Rain soaked the pavements, wind whipped umbrellas and the crowds stayed away from city centre Diamond Jubilee events today.
But St Phillips Cathedral, which hoped to host a big lunch picnic in its grounds, took the 1950s view of ‘let’s do the best we can’. They had a service of thanksgiving, then shifted the tables around and sat down to their picnic inside the giant walls of the building.
Lord Mayor Councillor John Lines enjoyed the occasion – one of his first official events. BBC Radio WM covered the proceedings live on air.
More events are planned for tomorrow… and the weather may be slightly better.

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