TRIBUTES are pouring in as Northwich mourns the loss of the Queen.

A condolence book has opened at Brio Memorial Court and flowers are being laid in her memory.

Residents are welcome to attend and sign it from 10am - 7pm.

Touching messages capturing her devotion and dedication have been written by residents, still shocked after yesterday's announcement that she has died at the age of 96.

Town mayor Cllr Graham Emmett said: “This is not just the passing of a monarch, it is the passing of a whole era.

“It will change things because she was very well respected throughout the world.”

People are queuing up to express their gratitude to the Queen who served the country for 70 years.

“She was catapulted into being Queen on the death of her father,” said Cllr Emmett.

“She has endured so much through all her years yet she always held herself with the utmost dignity and never let her personal emotions show.

“The people of Northwich want to offer their sincere and heartfelt condolences to the royal family on the passing of our Queen.

“She was the rock on which modern Britain was built.

“Long live the King.”

A service of thanksgiving and remembrance for Queen Elizabeth II is being held at St Helen's Church at 6pm on Sunday, September 11.

All are welcome.

A book of condolence has also been opened at the church.