We have to thank Margaret Key (nee Sargent) for the loan of her pictures of a Street Party in Melcombe Road. This was to celebrate the Coronation of Her Majesty the Queen in 1953.
Her brother John is in the centre of the group photo –
All school children were also given a copy of the souvenir book ‘Royalty in Essex’
Editors Note – Nine years after this original article was published we were delighted to see the comments below from David Jiggens recalling his memories of the party. A fitting tribute in this year of our Queen’s platinum jubilee.