September 28th, 2016

Redditch residents urged to record videos to mark HM The Queen 90th birthday

Redditch residents urged to record videos to mark HM The Queen 90th birthday Redditch residents urged to record videos to mark HM The Queen 90th birthday

RESIDENTS across the county are invited to take part in building a piece of social history and record a 90 second video about what The Queen means to them.

The project will mark the 90th birthday of HM The Queen and will go down in history, with every video submitted archived by Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, supported by Media Archive Central England (MACE).

This means that the great, great grandchildren of those living in Worcestershire in 2016 will have a direct link to this moment in time in the future.

The project is called 90 years in 90 seconds and the County Council is encouraging as many people as possible record their memories and thoughts about The Queen, as she celebrates her official 90th birthday in June.

Videos can be taken on any device and can be in any style but should be as close to 90 seconds long as possible and should include the name of the person in the video and where they live at the beginning of the film.

Videos should be submitted to 90SecondVideo@worcestershire.gov.uk by June 12 with a completed and signed consent form.

And help will be on hand for anyone wanting to shoot their own film at Redditch Library on Tuesday, May 3 at 4pm.

Lt Col Patrick Holcroft, Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire said: “We would like to get a range of views about HM The Queen and what she means to the people of Worcestershire.

“There are probably many people who would like to share their memories and thoughts of what The Queen means to them and I very much hope that they will get in touch.”

The 90 years in 90 seconds project has been generously sponsored by Worcestershire Medal Service Ltd, a local business that holds a royal warrant to supply to the Royal Family.

Phil McDermott, managing director of Worcestershire Medal Service Ltd, said: “Today we are investigating history more and more and future generations will no doubt be reviewing the reign of HM The Queen and the archives created.

“This will be an important record of what the people of Worcestershire were doing and thinking at this time and we are proud to be involved with such a wonderful project.”

Visit http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/QueenWorcs to download a video consent form and for more information about the Queen’s birthday celebrations in Worcestershire.

Join the conversation on Twitter @worcscc and Facebook.com/YourWorcestershire using #QueenWorcs .

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