RESIDENTS across the Black Country came out in force to applaud their support and thanks to NHS staff and carers who are working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.

Moving scenes took place across Dudley, Stourbridge and Halesowen as people took to their porch, street and balconies to show their gratitude to those working to keep us safe during the crisis.

The event, called Clap For Our Carers, saw households across the UK take part in a round of applause at 8pm.

People applauded, cheered, hit pans and even let off fireworks to show their appreciation to frontline staff.

People have taken to our social media pages to share how their community came together to back the event.

TJ Jenkinson said: "Wrens Nest was out and it was lovely. Fireworks, clapping and cheering. Thankyou NHS and all of you on the frontline."

Karen Dudfield said: "We did it Foxyards Estate and I’ll say it again a great big THANK YOU NHS for everything you are doing for us."

In Stourbridge, Irene Pinches said: "Churchward Close, Stourbridge. We were out supporting our wonderful NHS and all front line workers."

Helen Morris added: "Amblecote Road, I was clapping and crying at the same time, very emotional seeing people come out to support the NHS."

Sue Morgan said: "Timbertree Road Cradley Heath, everybody was out! Brilliant."

Francesca Heath added: "Hurst Green did us proud."

Readers have also been sharing their videos from the night.

Residents on Hill Street in Netherton clap for our carers. Video: Kirsty Leanne Clark   

Residents unite on Furnace Hill, Halesowen to show their appreciation for the NHS. Video: Pauline Amos.

Youngsters on Doulton Brook in Wollaston say a big thank you to the NHS. Video: Stacey Deeley.