Celebrations

Contents

  1. Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee 1897.
  2. Edward VII Coronation 1902
  3. Empire Day 1909
  4. George V & Queen Mary Coronation 1911
  5. George V SIlver Jubilee 1935
  6. George VI & Queen Elizabeth Coronation 1937
  7. V.E. Day 1945
  8. Queen Elizabeth II Coronation 1953
  9. Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee 1977
  10. Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday

1. QUEEN VICTORIA DIAMOND JUBILEE 1897

Coronation Arch, College St.

Procession, Alfred St (High St).

 

2. KING EDWARD VII CORONATION 1902

Procession on Esplanade and in Regent St

Decorations in Alfred St (High St)

Children’s Party at Lifeboat Pavilion

3. EMPIRE DAY 1909

Although not certain it is believed that this photo, dated 1909, is likely to be of the Empire Day celebration in that year.

4. GEORGE V & QUEEN MARY CORONATION 1911

Reverse of Abingdon St arch

H. Dare, prizewinner.

 

5. GEORGE V SILVER JUBILEE 1935

 

6. GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH CORONATION 1937

Below are two Norman Gobey film clips showing youngsters going to the Majestic Cinema during the 1937 Coronation celebrations and a celebration dinner at The Reed’s Arms Hotel.

 

7. V.E. DAY 8th May 1945

Street parties

Masqueraders from The Crown Inn. Photo courtesy of Ann Popham.

 

8. QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION 1953

Coronation Arch, Victoria St

Children’s Tea at Herrings Coach Station.

 

9. QUEEN ELIZABETH II SILVER JUBILEE 1977

Street parties.

 

10. QUEEN ELIZABETH II’s 90th BIRTHDAY

Copy of address read by Town Crier Alastair Murray:

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