A retail landmark in the heart of Redditch is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a free exhibition.

The Kingfisher Centre, which has welcomed thousands of visitors over the years, is hosting the ‘Kingfishtory’ exhibition to evoke memories for those who have been visiting the centre since it first opened in 1973.

The event has been supported by Redditch BID as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme and is filled with photos, old TV adverts, memorabilia and quizzes all found in the archives by the central management team to help residents reminisce.

General manager at the Kingfisher Centre Adrian Field said: “The 'Kingfishtory' exhibition is a tribute to our tenants, shoppers and the wider community of Redditch and we extend our gratitude to Redditch BID for its invaluable support in bringing the celebrations to life.

“The team have loved putting the exhibition together in the knowledge that we know that Redditch folk all love to look back and share memories, whether they worked or shopped here.”

The Kingfisher Centre was originally built in the early 1970s and is the town’s prime retail destination with more than 140 high street shops.

The exhibition displays the big moments in the centre’s history alongside retro palm trees and photos of the famous faces that have walked through its doors.

The event opened on Tuesday, September 12 in 24 Walford Walk and will run every day between 11am and 4pm until the end of the year.

For more information visit www.kingfishershopping.co.uk