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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2013, 08:32:12 »
Yes John thats the one I'm thinking of.

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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2013, 11:14:05 »
Was yours like this, smiler?

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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 10:32:27 »
I too got a spoon, and still have it in everyday use. Also got a bright new tanner (6d {2.5p}) but that didn't last five minutes.
    The Coronation spoon I remember was smaller than a teaspoon, but I also recall my mother had a short wide Coronation spoon used for years in the tea-caddy.

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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 22:50:37 »
I too got a spoon, and still have it in everyday use. Also got a bright new tanner (6d {2.5p}) but that didn't last five minutes.

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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2012, 19:17:49 »
Us older kids got a spoon instead of a mug. I narrated the Coronation Play by our school put on for the Village.

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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2012, 15:02:31 »
I was with the P & O Shipping line at this time and every officer was given a book, "Business in Great Waters", a history of this Company when it lost nearly every one of it's cargo ships during the war. I sailed with many of these Engineers, a great friend was Mr. Dow who was decorated as he was the last one to leave the sinking ship and he kept the pumps and the generators running to the last minute which enabled the crew to board the lifeboats. (What actually happened was, he did not hear the "abandon ship" or he said he would have been one of the first in the life boats).

We were also given a Coronation coin, a crown, in a very decorative little box with the coloured P & O emblem on the cover.
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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 17:30:06 »

Peterchall -   I have one of those books too, given to all of us by the school.

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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 12:51:13 »
Sadly mine is no more, the handle fell off and Dad used it in the shed. Just had a pic from my brother, who was in the Royal Marines Band, of marching past Marshall and Snelgroves in London in the Coronation parade, in the pouring rain with the blanco from their belts ruining their new uniforms, what a soggy mess.  :)
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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 12:18:22 »
Smiler - so have I

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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 11:25:21 »
Still have my Coronation Mug given to all school children at the time :)

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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 18:06:09 »






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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 18:36:43 »
Numanfan, it does look like the '53 Coronation, especially as it is raining and Sheppey isn't too far from you, so we could have been having the same weather!

It's not a childrens party though, as I can only see one child.  The other thing that struck me was that there are more women than men??  Wonder why?
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Re: Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2010, 11:34:17 »
Nice photos!

Here's me (the one in the fancy hat and cloak) at one of the Sheerness Street Parties. We didn't actually live in a street, but were invited to join Thames Ave. as we had lots of friends living there. My name just happened to be pulled out of a hat, and my mother said `no', but the organisers insisted that they wanted my selection to stand.

Incidentally, we are sitting on the old shelter at the TA buildings in New Rd. which is mentioned on another thread.

Hope there are some more 'Street Parties' photos around, please dig them out. :)

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 16:44:37 »


Coronation Party in Alexander Road, Ramsgate.
with little old me in the crown.

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Coronation 1953 memories and pics
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 14:00:40 »
Coronation Party, St Martin's parish, Dover (Elms Vale area) 1953:




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