The 1937 Coronation Committee

In 2012 we’ll be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The museum will have a royal themed display but don’t expect too many images of members of the Royal family, but rather, artefacts and memorabilia of the way our parishes have celebrated royal events in the past.

These days it can be quite hard to find a group of people willing to help organise things. Back in 1937, it seems, people were more willing or more able to offer their time to support causes and events.

Just look at the people on the organising committee for Market Lavington’s celebrations of the coronation of King George VI in 1937.

Market Lavington's 1937 Coronation Committee

That’s 24 people to help organise events for Market Lavington. We can name all of the people.

Standing (from left to right)

  • Peggy Welch
  • Jo Gye
  • Ivy Trotter
  • Ivy Pomeroy
  • Nellie Hiscock
  • George Davis
  • Winnie Mundy
  • Johnnie Merritt
  • Mrs Osmond
  • Philip Phillips
  • Mrs Burgess
  • Rene Davis
  • Vic Osmond

Sitting (left to right)

We have met many of these people before on this blog. If the name is suitably hyperlinked you can click to see more about the person.


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