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Queen's coronation 1953
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Queen's coronation 1953

Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 but her coronation did not take place until 2nd June 1953. In Handcross a wide programme of events was arranged to celebrate the event, and posters were produced to inform the residents of the Parish.
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It is interesting to note that residents were invited to view the BBC broadcast of the coronation on a television set in the Parish Hall. I wonder what size the screen was!
Of course, this was a time when only a few houses possessed a television set and many residents viewed the coronation procession and the proceedings in Westminster Abbey in neighbours’ houses.

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Picture added on 04 July 2016 at 15:24
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I remember that all the children in the village received a coronation plate. The plate had each child's name on it
Added by Mick Feist on 06 July 2016
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