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Prince Albert 150 years celebration

Wolverhampton’s iconic Prince Albert statue – better known as ‘The Man on the Horse’ – is 150 years old this month. It was unveiled in November 1866 by Queen Victoria. The city is celebrating this landmark anniversary with events which everyone is invited to.

  • Wednesday 23 November, at 12.45 pm in Queen Square: HRH The Duke of Gloucester will unveil a plaque to commemorate the visit of his great great grandmother all those years ago.
  • Wednesday November 30, at 1.00 pm in Queen Square: Is the actual anniversary of Victoria’s visit and will see the main celebrations take place. There will be a full military parade, a re-enactment of the Queen’s visit and a mass toast at 1.50 pm.
  • Wednesday November 30, at 5.00 pm in St Peter’s Church there will be a multi faith service of thanksgiving.

Come and join in the celebrations – everyone is welcome .

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