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April 27, 2012 / garyalex

Coronation Day 1953

The picture shows a concert in Chitty’s Garage on Coronation Day 2 June 1953. The garage was where the Co-op supermarket is now. The Coronation is one of my earliest memories, although I can only recall various events without knowing what they were for. Children were given commemorative mugs; and I still have mine. I can be seen in the middle near the back of the photo, standing on my mother’s lap. My Dad and elder brother are to the right. I think I can remember someone playing the piano and singing How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? – although my memory may be playing me false. Later my Dad took my brother and me to see the film The Red Beret at the Picture House. As we came home up The Entry there was a gymkhana on the Rectory Meadow.

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