St Luke's Community History Group


Coronation Day, Our Way - Community Scrapbook Project 

We have completed our Community Scrapbook recording how the Coronation of 1953 was celebrated by people living in Finsbury at the time. We have collected stories and souvenirs from over 70 local people.  

The recordings were presented to Mark Aston from Islington Local History Centre where they will be archived at a celebration event held in Islington Museum on 3 June 2013. The community scrapbook will be displayed on our stall at the White Cross Street Party on 22 July 2013.

We have produced a booklet incorporating just a few memories of the day in 1953 and what life was like in Finsbury at that time. The PDF version is available for download here: resources/coronation_web.pdf  

David Hyams, chair, presents Coronation Day stories to Mark Aston to be archived at Islington Local History Centre, 3 June 2013

 Front cover of the booklet

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