Coronation Festivities

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One from the archive! With the celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee beginning to be thought about, this is a timely reminder of how these things were done in the past. Some of us just about the remember the kind of television the parishioners will have gathered round to view the ceremony – nothing like the giant screens crammed into people’s front rooms nowadays! (Click on the image below to read the document.)

The wisdom of having the ‘adults’ sports’ after the adults’ tea has been questioned by a few modern observers of this programme. Also, one wonders what state some of them were in after the free refreshments on offer until 2.00am.

1950 FB Coronation Festivities
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