Aireborough Historical Society

Football Coronation 1953


Title
Football
Date 2nd June 1953
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
A288 & D244
Comment
Top: 2nd June 1953 Football hung with flags and bunting to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11.
Eight men stand across the street holding a banner which spells "Football".
It had been /was raining, many street parties had to be moved indoors to any suitable venue.
This was the occasion when the majority of the population watched a National event on television for the first time, in black and white of course.
Sets were bought specially for the Coronation, most owners were generous and invited neighbours in to view the proceedings.

Bottom: Residents of the street Football enjoying a party to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II


 

 

teleg
teleg
the two men 4th and 5th from the left were Aenas Dibb and Willie Atkinson
15 May 2013
curlywatts
curlywatts
Am I right in thinking the lady at the front is Mrs Parker who had the shop on Football and her 2 daughters Jennifer and Nancy. Also Gerald Long behind them?
02 February 2020
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