I couldn’t resist posting some photographs of the Silver Jubilee celebrations on my street, back in 1977. I vaguely remember it (I was 5) as a day filled with food and fun and games.
Apparently there will as many street parties for the Diamond Jubilee as there were for the Silver Jubilee. With more than 2 million people celebrating organised street parties. I personally don’t think you need to be a fan of the royals in order to take part in the celebrations, they are more than that. It is part of our culture and I feel like I want my children to have memories to cherish.
I do remember that my Dad was in charge of the bunting, and he made and strung it from house to house all down our street. When you see this photograph, you can see how amazing that was, this was only a small portion of the street.
I don’t recognise any of the faces on this photograph, but do recognise the street of my childhood, with fields to the distance. It wasn’t long before they were filled with more housing.
Here I am drinking out of my commemorative mug, clutching my pencil, and a bag of sweets I think. My Brother and Mum alongside me. Looks like she was sporting a ‘Purdy’ cut at the time. It must have been a hot you can see the windows flung wide open.
This is a great photograph of some of the adults, I do remember the lady second from the left in this photograph, I think she was dressed as Old Mother Hubbard. This next one is my favourite photograph. It’s of some of the children on the street dressed up, I think we were being judged here.
My brother won I think as Henry Cooper, doesn’t he look so sweet. I love my costume, especially the tights!
So that was my trip down memory lane, I wonder what photographs we will all have to share after the Diamond Jubilee.
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