The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday today and if she was to walk through Lindley she’d come face-to-face with herself... 25 times.
For the traders there are celebrating the monarch’s milestone by putting flags up above the shops on Lidget Street.
And they will be there up to the last weekend in June when Lidget Street will be closed on the evening of Friday, June 24, for a street party to mark The Queen’s birthday. The weekend will then feature Lindley carnival and fun run.
The prime movers behind the flags were Mandy Horner from home and giftware shop Manjo Home and Helen Brook who owns The Flower Shop.
Watch the start of last year's Lindley 10k run here
The flags were put up yesterday and have been paid for by the Lindley Fund run by the Love Lindley campaign.
Mandy said: “It was quite a last minute thought but the flagpoles were there so we thought we’d do it.”
Helen added: “The flags will now be there for about two months and people from Mencap will be designing bunting to go up in June. We’re trying to get that community feeling going again.”
A beacon will be lit at Crossley Farm on Crossley Lane in Mirfield at 7pm today (Thurs) to mark The Queen’s Birthday.