The people of Birmingham remember The Queen

The Queen has opened or visited a major Birmingham landmark every decade since her reign began Credit: PA

The Queen has opened or visited a major Birmingham landmark every decade since her reign began.

In fact, starting before that when she unveiled the imposing statue of her great great grandmother in Victoria Square, whilst still a princess in 1951.

11 years later - now Queen - she came to Solihull school to mark its four hundredth anniversary, where crowds of excited schoolboys watched her plant a mulberry tree in the school grounds.

For the eighteen year old who took this footage for the school's film club it was a remarkable day.

In the seventies she opened the NEC and, in 1984, she was the first aboard a world first - Birmingham airport's Maglev train.

In the nineties it was the turn of the new ICC to get a visit, opened officially by The Queen 21 years ago this month.

Queen Elizabeth II will be celebrating sixty years on the throne this weekend with a special Bank Holiday to mark her Diamond Jubilee.