THE CORONATION OF QUEEN ELIZABETH 11, 59 YRS AGO
I was just 7yrs old in June 1953
I can remember as if it were yesterday
I think the Queen is so beautiful and have never forgotten the excitement of the
party we had in the street where we lived.
I grew up in the West Midlands of England,although I now live in Australia
I have some mementoes from that day.
Everyone took part in the fancy dress at the party
The photo is of my two brothers,my mother and me all
All the children were given gifts, a mug with Queen Elizabeth, a 5 shilling piece
in a little plastic case (my grandson has mine now in his coin collection)
and post office stamps in a little commemorative card
My mother made all our costumes,even my crown
My mother was dressed as Good Queen Bess
I was Queen Elizabeth11
My elder brother was King Henry V111
I can't quite remember what my younger brother was.
Everyone decorated their homes,and windows. Banners and Flags were draped across the street.
This is a biscuit tin from the day
and a needlecraft magazine,cost one shilling, with embroidery patterns to commemorate the Coronation
Embroidery to use as a cover for the Radio Times
A Tapestry of the Golden Coach and procession
Embroidery Transfers for the Coronation
A Jacobean design embroidered cushion for the Coronation
THE 2ND JUNE WE WILL BE ALL SITTING IN FRONT OF THE TELEVISION WATCHING
THIS MOST BEAUTIFUL,EXCITING EVENT,
59yrs after that eventful day in 1953
I wonder if you will be having a party in your street,
There won't be one where I live,but in my mind I will be back in 1953
reliving the excitement of that day.
I will also be looking forward to visiting my favourite bloggerette friends to see their