Illuminating anniversary

Blue lights illuminated Dudley Castle overnight as we showed our support for the wonderful work of the NHS.

To mark the 70th birthday of the National Health Service – one of the nation’s most loved institutions – our electricians changed all the floodlight bulbs to blue around the 11th century landmark.

Dudley Zoo and Castle was one of around 100 buildings around the UK taking part in the illuminating initiative organised by the NHS.

The Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Birmingham Library and the Old Joe clock tower at the University of Birmingham were some of the places turning blue last night.

July 5th 2018 was precisely 70 years since health secretary Aneurin Bevan launched the hugely ambitious plan to bring good healthcare to all. Today the service is the envy of the world.

Dudley Zoo Curator, Richard Brown, said: “We were delighted to be part of this exciting event and to light up our iconic building in blue in appreciation of the everyday heroes who are the NHS staff.

“Special thanks to our electrical contractors E&P Electricals in Halesowen who carried out the work in their own time to show their support too.”