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Coronation Parade with Women's Institute
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Coronation Parade with Women's Institute

Of one thing you can be sure, if there’s a celebration in the village the Handcross Women’s Institute will be represented!
Here they are on a float in the Coronation Parade promoting, according to the signs, “Music” and “Drama”.
Mrs Ethel Jeffrey from Slaugham is on the extreme left, and Mrs Vera Weston from High Peak is on the far right.
Picture added on 29 September 2013 at 10:04
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Coronations and Jubilees
Comments:
Seventy years ago and the beginning of the end, since then we all keep apart in our own little worlds. This Royal event was the "kick start"' for the dash to purchase a television; so expensive that many were hired from Radio Rentals.
As programmes improved we socially receded but were mindful of the greater world.
I wonder what future event would be required to persuade villagers to parade hobbled up on a tractor and trailer today? Don't worry though, Health and Safety would prevent it from happening.
Added by Arthur Shopland on 11 October 2013
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