Coronation Day: Queen Elizabeth II, June 2nd 1953

The Children’s Sports were held behind the lake, more or less opposite the islands.

Coronation Sports  (2)

"Children from  babies to aged 13 were there, plus  parents and villagers.   

I guess we must have had some sort of picnic. 

The dads organised the sports and the ladies would have done the food".

Queen's Coronation - Rydal R.R.  (2)

"A party was held in the evening in the Reading Room, Rydal. 

Folks from the ‘big houses’ didn’t join in!"

Click on the picture for a key to the attendees.   

The Silver Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee

Then and Now: Comparing 1953 and 2022