Aireborough Historical Society

Aireborough Coronation Celebrations 1953

Aireborough Coronation Celebrations
Date 1953
Location Aireborough
Photo ID
FBA135 & FBA136     Donated by Brian Triffitt
Top: A programme of celebrations in Aireborough 30th May-6th June to mark the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11 on June 2nd 1953, the booklet was priced 6d.

Bottom: The interior of a booklet with a programme of events which took place between 30th May - 6th June 1953.
The page in view lists all the plans for Coronation Day on June 2nd, in the morning Guiseley Brass Band and Yeadon Old Prize Band toured the two districts, Councillors judged the best decorated streets and shop window displays.
     "The Coronation ceremony in London will be relayed by courtesy of local television dealers (Messrs Armitage and Longbottom, Mr H Child, P Watson Ltd, West Riding Radio Relay Co. Ltd and Mr W Stanley) to audiences of people of 65 years and over in the Town Hall Guiseley, the Town Hall Yeadon and the Temperance Hall Rawdon, admission free but by ticket only.
Later, the halls will be open to the general public, when admission will be free of charge without a ticket.
The ceremony will also be relayed to an audience of children in the village school, Hawksworth".
     In the afternoon the bands were playing again, there were cricket and bowls matches.
In the early evening at Hawksworth the schoolchildren were given tea followed by sports, later a bonfire and fireworks.
For the rest of the district the venue was Nunroyd Park where a programme of entertainment had been organised by the Aireborough Urban District Council.
It included a concert by Yeadon Old Prize Band, Childrens Fancy Dress Competition, Six- a Side football, Archery display, Children's dancing display, Boxing, Cumberland wrestling, Alsatian dog display, Punch and Judy, Dancing, Community singing, Bonfire and fireworks.


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