Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee by reliving memories

Residents in Tewkesbury Borough are being asked to cast their minds back 60 years to trigger memories of the Queen's coronation

Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee by reliving memories

Residents in Tewkesbury Borough are being asked to cast their minds back 60 years to trigger memories of the Queen’s coronation.

Tewkesbury Borough Council is creating a Diamond Jubilee booklet which will be filled with residents’ memories of that time, including the death of King George VI, the Queen’s accession to the throne and the Queen’s coronation.

The council is asking residents to send memories and/or photographs to events@tewkesbury.gov.uk or to send them in writing to the council’s offices on Gloucester Road.

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s Lead Member for Safer, Stronger and Healthier Communities Cllr Claire Wright says, “I remember the Queen’s coronation well and I will certainly be including my memories of the event in the booklet so readers can compare their experiences or just find out what it was like.

“The unique Diamond Jubilee booklet will provide a wonderful collection of memories from local people which can be picked up and enjoyed at any time.

“I very much hope others will take the time to send through their memories to help make this a very special piece of Diamond Jubilee memorabilia.”

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Alongside each memory, the council is after additional information such as:

•           where were you?

•           who were you with?

•           what were you wearing?

•           how did you celebrate?

•           how did you feel?

•           name and contact details.

The memories and/or photographs will be collated into a booklet which will be printed and uploaded to the council’s website.