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Events commemorating Queen Victoria's visit to Wolverhampton in 1866

Freedom Parade and Toast to the City

Freedom Parade and Toast to the City

Date: 30 November

Time: 1.00 pm
Location: Dudley Street and Queen Square

Freedom Units RAF Cosford, 210 Battery, West Midland Fire Brigade, West Mercia Regiment will parade down Dudley Street just as Queen Victoria paraded into Queen’s Square 150 years ago. This will be the first time that the Freedom Units have been on parade together in the city.

At 1.50pm, join residents across the city in raising a toast to celebrate the city and its history.


Service of Celebration

Service of Celebration

Date: 30 November

Time: 5.00 pm Location: St Peter’s Church

A service of celebration reflecting on how Queen Victoria chose Wolverhampton over much bigger towns and cities to unveil the statue of her late husband. It will involve a variety of faith leaders as well as showcasing some of historical articles written about the Queen’s visit.


Mayoral Awards

Mayoral Awards

The 150th anniversary offers an opportunity to celebrate the same sense of community and a willingness to go above and beyond which continues to exist in the city today. The Mayor of Wolverhampton will be awarding 6 individuals or groups who go ‘above and beyond’ in their communities.

Find out more about the Awards...

Past events...

Re-dedication of the Prince Albert Statue

Re-dedication of the Prince Albert Statue

Date: 23 November

Time: 12.45 pm
Location: Queen Square

A short ceremony took place where a new commemorative plaque marking the 150th anniversary was unveiled at the Prince Albert statue in Queen Square by HRH The Duke of Gloucester.