Accession and Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

 

Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on the death of her father, George VI, on 6 February 1952

She was crowned on 2 June 1953

 

The proclamation of the Accession of Queen Elizabeth I on 8 February 1952 by the Mayor, Alderman Mrs Kathleen Haig Brown

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 2733

 

The announcement of the date of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II by the Mayor, Alderman Geoffrey D Brown - The announcement was made outside the Council Offices on 17 June 1952.

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 2528

 

 

The following photographs come from an album featuring photographs of the Godalming Coronation festivities for Queen Elizabeth ll on June 2nd, 1953.

The dawn of The New Elizabethan Age

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.1

 

 

A Tudor assembly in front of a building of the period

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.2

 

 

The Towm Band by The Pepperpot

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.3

 

 

Children passing through the arch of Crown Court

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.15

 

 

Britannia brought up to date

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.28

 

 

A reminder of Godalming's claim to fame - the first place in the world to have public eletricity

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.35

 

 

Prize winner

 
Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.47

 

 

Prize winners

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.41

 

 

The red and white ensigns salute the new queen

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.42

 

 

Festive transport

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.40

 

 

Loyal supporters

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.46

 

 

Queen Elizabeth I confers an honour

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.50

 

 

Fireworks end a festive day

 

Photograph: Godalming Museum, ref 1811.51

 

 

 

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