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Newark Advertiser looks back on how Newark and district celebrated the last coronation – of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953





The Advertiser has opened its photographic archive to look at how the district celebrated its last coronation more than 70 years ago.

Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.

Her coronation took place more than a year later, at Westminter Abbey on June 2, 1953, to much celebration.

Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party at Rutland Avenue.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party at Rutland Avenue.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party on Cavendish Road, Newark.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party on Cavendish Road, Newark.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party on Montgomery Road, Newark.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party on Montgomery Road, Newark.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party at Wright Street, Newark
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party at Wright Street, Newark
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party at Vernon Road, Newark. (
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party at Vernon Road, Newark. (

As well as street parties, Newark hosted a regatta, while staff at Ransome and Marles enjoyed a party on the sports ground.

There was also a large civic gathering in Newark Town Hall and a service in Southwell Minster to mark the occasion.

Queen's Coronation in 1953. Meal at Newark Town Hall.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Meal at Newark Town Hall.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party on Collingham Row.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party on Collingham Row.
The civic party in Newark Market Place for the 1953 Queen Elizabeth coronation.
The civic party in Newark Market Place for the 1953 Queen Elizabeth coronation.

Can you remember the 1953 coronation day?

Share your memories with us.

Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party in the Broadway, Newark
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Party in the Broadway, Newark
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Bishop at Southwell parade.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Bishop at Southwell parade.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Newark regatta.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Newark regatta.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Staff and young patients watch the coronation on television.
Queen's Coronation in 1953. Staff and young patients watch the coronation on television.

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