Let the Recorder know your memories of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh waving from the balcony after the Coronation

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh waving from the balcony after the Coronation - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

On June 2, 1953, 26-year-old Elizabeth was crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey – the world’s first international event to be broadcast on television.

This year will mark 60 years since the Queen’s Coronation and a festival will be held in her honour from July 11-14.

The Recorder wants to hear your stories from the day; did you watch the event on television? Did your street hold a party? Do you know anyone who lined the Queen’s route?

Let us know what you remember by calling 020 8477 3800, emailing Jessica.Earnshaw@archant.co.uk, tweeting @IlfordRecorder or by joining the conversation on www.streetlife.com.


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