The Coronation of 1953 – Nationally and Locally

We rely 100% on donations of items at Market Lavington Museum. Sometimes you get them at the right time. Here’s one that would have been good last year when we celebrated 60 years since the Queen’s coronation.

However, we have still gratefully accepted a national brochure of events on Coronation Day together with a small leaflet about Market Lavington events, tucked inside its big brother brochure.

Let’s start with the national item. As you might expect it is a classy, glossy production.

National brochure for the events of Coronation Day - June 2nd 1053

National brochure for the events of Coronation Day – June 2nd 1053

Inside we see, amongst lists of dignitaries and timings of events, a charming picture of the Queen’s children, Charles and Anne, at the time.

One page from the Coronation programme

One page from the Coronation programme

The Market Lavington leaflet is rather simpler in style.

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Market Lavington programme for the Coronation of 1953

There’s the less than glossy cover and inside we find two simple programmes of events. One is for Coronation day – 2nd June 1953.

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Further events were held on the Saturday following.

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It would certainly seem that the good folks of Market Lavington had a programme of events to suit many tastes.

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