Coronation was only 59 years ago

I am sure I am not the only reader who groaned out loud when they read in your ‘Memory Lane’ feature in the June 7 County Times that the Queen’s coronation was in 1952 - a view also apparently held by the BBC whose commentator said as much during the Thames pageant.

Her Majesty became Queen in 1952 on the death of her father on February 6th, but her coronation did not take place until June 2nd 1953.

And while on the subject of accuracy, it was the residents of Petworth Drive in Horsham, not Petworth Road as shown in your caption who held a street party.


Primrose Copse, Horsham