A CORONATION celebration attended by the Mayor of Worcester as residents marked the milestone at sheltered housing with music and a toast.

The celebration of King Charles III's coronation took place Berkeley Court in Worcester which provides sheltered housing.

A coronation lunch for residents and guests took place on Wednesday, hosted by the Trustees of Worcester Municipal Charities (founded 1559) and attended by the Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Adrian Gregson and the charity’s chairman, Paul Griffith MBE.

In welcoming the guests the chairman asked the Mayor kindly to propose the Loyal Toast to King Charles III to mark his coronation.

Mr Griffith said: "The guests enjoyed food, drink and music supplied by the well-known street entertainer John Cooke who sang and played his guitar during the festivities.

"The venue was the ancient redundant chapel (1708) at Berkeley Court in Worcester City Centre which had been specially decorated with bunting, balloons and flags."

Berkeley Court is owned by the Charity and was built by Robert Berkeley at the beginning of the 1700s for retired people with little income and in need of a home.

Mr Griffith added: "It is one of the few Grade 1 listed buildings in Worcester and is a peaceful haven, located in the heart of the city for seven retired local people, supported by a resident Warden.”