Queen Elizabeth II 1926 - 2022

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen. Our sadness is shared by people across the world as we remember the country’s longest-reigning monarch with affection and gratitude.

The people of Tamworth will now come together for an official 10-day period of mourning during which we will pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen and the lifetime of service she has given.

Councillor Jeremy Oates, Leader of Tamworth Borough Council

We are deeply saddened on receiving the official announcement of the death of our beloved Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Our sadness is shared by people across the world as we remember the country’s longest-reigning monarch with affection and gratitude.

The Queen’s impact has been wide and far-reaching and she has been loved and revered in every corner of the world, and Tamworth is no different.

Throughout her reign, the Queen has given us cause to celebrate, brought communities together for street parties and festivities and has had a variety of honours and tributes bestowed upon her, such as the Jubilee Gardens in the Castle Grounds. I’m sure those physical tributes will grow in number and her legacy will live on in the town for decades to come, just as her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s memory lives on here.

We were fortunate enough to receive a visit from Her Majesty back in 1980 when she officially opened Ankerside Shopping Centre and many Tamworth people still remember that day with fondness.

So we know this loss will be deeply felt in Tamworth and that people will be wanting to show their affection and respect for the Queen as we join her family in this period of mourning. We’re sure Tamworth will do Her Majesty proud.

Queen Elizabeth 1926 - 2022