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
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
"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
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
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