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Author Topic: Dover public Coronation Party Elmsvale Road Street party and bonfire 195?  (Read 2668 times)

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Offline StuarttheGrant

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 I mostly recall the giant bonfire on the then dump that now forms the Elmsvale Recreation Ground. There was a raffle for the honour of lighting said bonfire. Well it turned out my name was picked from the Hat! My introduction to petty envy and resentment. Mostly well above my head, for my moment of glory came. I clearly recall clambering up the face of the dump to the base of the huge unlit bonfire, an official type holding a burning torch helped me throw the torch into the fire, other torches were thrown and the bonfire was away.

I don't recall much about climbing back to my parents and brother. I should add that in the afternoon "street parties" were held..May jog a few learned memories....Stuart


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