Coronation - 1953
Below is a copy of a page from the Lynn News & Advertiser of 29 May 1953 - published ahead of Coronation Day on 2nd. June.
The following is taken from a report in the Lynn News and Advertiser of May 1953.
When East Winch Coronation celebration committee held their final meeting, the treasurer,
Mr L Harrisson, reported that £173 15s had been spent, leaving a balance of 18s. with which it was decided to buy three more sets of cups and plates, to be given to the first three babies born in the village after the Coronation. It was made known that the seats around the cricket ground were not bought with money from Coronation funds.
A collection made at East Winch by Mrs J Northcott in aid of the British Red Cross
raised £3 3s
The celebratory sports and fancy dress were held on the Saturday following the Coronation due to the bad weather on the day. The photograph shows refreshments being served at the sports.
(Click on the photo to see a larger copy and the names of those in the picture)
And below- a page from the newspaper reporting the celebrations and Sports.......