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Coronation Day

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How many remember? Only those of us over 65 I suppose - a decreasing minority.  I have a mug, with a picture of the Queen on one side and the West Riding coat of arms on the other side.

I recall someone on our street had a telly, and we all crowded around to watch it.  TBH I was pretty disappointed, it was in black and white and so small that from where I was sat I could see ###### all.

We had a tea party at our school in the afternoon and  - erm that's it.

Except of course, my mam who was royals mad some weeks later took me to see a colour film version (which was much more attractive to watch) at the now defunct News Theatre at Leeds City Station. It ran for months!

There was also a film to cash in on the event, using the colour footage as background

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048231/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1

Plus of course a load of mushy "patriotic" songs and a lot of talk about "the new Elilzabethan age"

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I remember a party in our cobbled street, which was decorated with bunting and flags. Tables were laid end to end and loads of food on offer. Although we were poor nevertheless it felt like we were royalty for the day. Fond memories. 

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Ditto, TV included, but in the traffic free footpath (Park Avenue) that ran down between the houses and Victoria Park Swinton (very royalist us Swintonians at the time!) . I was just  7 at the time. 

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By eck, it's like a Sunday tea time BBC period drama on here.

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I'm sure it will be a fantastic day when, following the mysterious deadly illness outbreak, Princess Eugenie inherits the throne and Fergie assumes her rightful role as the Queen Mother.

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I'm sure it will be a fantastic day when, following the mysterious deadly illness outbreak, Princess Eugenie inherits the throne and Fergie assumes her rightful role as the Queen Mother.

 

Which one is she, the good looking one or the dog?

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I remember a party in our cobbled street, which was decorated with bunting and flags. Tables were laid end to end and loads of food on offer. Although we were poor nevertheless it felt like we were royalty for the day. 

No you don't.

 

That was a Hovis ad in the 1970s  :tongue:

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we went to the Clifton cinema in Bramley with all the other schools it was Laurel and Hardy.i lost my mug shortly after I ate the sweets that were inside.We also had a street party Broadlea grove was a nice street then all decked out with flags and bunting

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I was two years old at the time so I can hardly remember but I have seen photos of our street party in York Street Lower Broughton,Salford and then the adults had a party at Broughton Liberal Club on Great Clowes Street.

 

But my dad being an anti royalist went to the Peak District cycling for the day(as he did again for the 1977 Jubilee and my brothers and I went with him  as by then we were all anti royalists).

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A girl at my school told me that the Queen would be riding in a gold carriage down past our school in Friars Lane, Barrow.

I stood there for ages and she never came.

Never liked her from that day to this. After all, if she can let a 5 year old stand around while she swans around London what else is she capable of?

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