Saturday 28 May 2022

Platinum jubilee

 Everyone is looking forward to the events to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee next week and so I thought I would look through my collection of old pictures to see how it was celebrated in  June 1953. Of course not so many people had easy access to cameras then so there are fewer than there will be from 2022! I have divided the pictures into two posts - East and West Riding- as in the old days

I have a good collection of photos from Skelton. Here is a selection


 Skelton outside the Scholfield Memorial Hall

 Skelton - having a good time

 I only have one from Eastrington copied from a family snap, showing my mother, Joan Watson on a lorry playing the  piano in the rain with typical enthusiasm.

Eastrington, celebrating in the rain

And here are some of Howden.  I think they are all of the Coronation

Howden Working men's club jazz band. Albert Hellens with the drum

Who is he? Outside the pavilion

Don't know anything about this one

 Queens  of the past - Believed to be from left Eileen Holliday,   possibly  Mrs Winn, Mrs Barnes,Noreen Milnes, Rita ? Sheppard from White Horse