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Kathleen Glancy – Celebrating the Queen’s Coronation

2nd June 1953
Kathleen Glancy - Celebrating the Queen's Coronation

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The Coronation of our Queen was held on the 2nd June 1953.We had a huge party in the Well Court when all helped out including the local shopkeepers with food and decorations. We had no television. Not many folk had; so some of us were fortunate to share the event with friends. At school we were presented with a Coronation mug. Later in June, the Royal Family came to Holyrood Palace. I recall my father walking me there. A huge celebration took place with massed bands in the grounds.Thousands turned out and the atmosphere was amazing.We were all handed a ‘Song Sheet’ with the words of all the old wartime songs. Eventually the Queen appeared on the balcony wearing her Coronation gown. I was 8 years old then.My father lifted me up on his shoulders and even in the distance I could see all her diamonds sparkling.It was a magical night.

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