The Coronation of Elizabeth II on 2nd June 1953 was celebrated in the village with a carnival procession; a competition for the best decorated house; a comic football match and other sports; a ham salad and beer tea in a marquee; a bonfire and singsong with fireworks and finished with the national anthem.

There was a presentation of souvenir mugs and tins of tea. A television was installed in the school hall to allow as many people as possible to view the event.

The archive also has photographs of this event, information about the Coronation of George VI in 1937 and will be recording the celebrations of the Coronation of Charles III.


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