Worcester celebrating Elizabeth II’s Jubilee

The City of Worcester celebrated Elizabeth II’s coronation on 2nd June, 1953, with a great deal of fun and community spirit.

The souvenir brochure for the day, in the museum museum collection, shows a series of free events including

  • six-a-side cricket competition
  • model aircraft demonstration
  • motor cycle grass track race meeting
  • display of marching from the Worcestershire Regiment band
  • amateur boxing tornament
  • official opening of St Andrew’s Gardens
  • baseball match between US air force teams
  • film shows for the over-65s
  • country dance display
  • a concert and ball
  • fly past by the RAF
  • a carnival procession
  • illuminated fountain in the River Severn
  • poetry competition
  • firework display



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