Melcombe Road Party

Coronation Celebration

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’

This one includes the Chairman of Benfleet U.D.C., R.P. Brittain, J.P.
....All the children have Coronation Mugs, have you still got yours?
Margaret is seen in action (and eventually winning) the slow bicycle race.

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