The Queen’s Coronation, on 2 June 1953, should have been celebrated in blazing sunshine. Instead, it was one of the coldest June days in years, and it poured with rain. The enthusiasm of the hundreds of thousands of people who lined the streets waiting to see The Queen, many of whom had come from abroad, was undimmed. The processional route to and from Westminster Abbey was hung with colourful decorations and lined with miles of special seating. In addition to those who witnessed the spectacular ceremony in the Abbey or who camped out on the processional route, millions around the world watched it on film or television. This book looks back to that Coronation Day and, with the help of those who were there, tells the inside story of the planning and preparations for what was the best-organised and most widely witnessed Coronation in history.
James Wilkinson has been associated with the Abbey since he was a chorister there in the early 1950s; in 1953 he sang at The Queen’s coronation.
- ISBN: 9780955247064
- Book measures W14.7 x L21cm
- 56 pages
- Written by James Wilkinson
Delivery & Returns
UK: £4.95. FREE for orders over £50.
Europe: from €9.95 (calculated at checkout based on product weight)
USA/Canada: from $10.00 (calculated at checkout based on product weight)
Rest of the World: from £14.95 (calculated at checkout based on product weight)
We would like you to be delighted with your purchase, and will refund any items returned within 28 days. Please see here for our full returns policy.
We offer FREE UK returns