Coronation Party 1953, Elwy Drive/Coventry Drive.

This lovely photograph, taken outside Christ Church, was taken at a “streets” party to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation in 1953.  The streets in the photograph are Elwy Drive, Coventry Drive and possibly Princess Elizabeth Avenue.  Seated in the middle is Glyn Vaughan.

Photograph kindly donated by Graham Evans.

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5 responses to “Coronation Party 1953, Elwy Drive/Coventry Drive.

  1. jonesthephones

    This was a year, to the very day, before I was born and I do believe that’s my Mum, Betty (“Esso”) Jones (nee Davies 1923-1972) immediately to the left of the Lampost on the right of the piccie, just behind the neck of the guitar. We lived at 37, Elwy Drive and I’m also fairly sure that’s my big sis, Val, 2 to the right of Glyn Vaughan in the centre, with hand over her mouth. Finally, my Dad, Jack “Esso” Jones (1924-1972) is sitting in the front row, blacked up (very non-PC…!) holding my two olders brothers Bunny and ronnie, fighting over a ball. You can just make out my Dad’s specs.
    My goodness, how children’s clothing has changed over 60+ years. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Alan Fairhurst

      I remember the “Coronation” street parties; how old am I. I live in Cheshire but have Welsh “Jones” & “Davies” in my tree.

  2. peewee

    thats me, front row 2nd from the right
    and my sister at the back and we lived at 29 elwy drive then

  3. Sandra Williams nee roose

    Princess elizabeth avenue did infact hold its own street party. It was held in a building off vale road, where the postal sorting offices are now. A fancy dress was held and my older brother went as stanley matthews the footballer, complete with one of my fathers many silver cups he won for snooker,my younger brother went as a bunny rabbit, the costume made by my mother, complete with long ears, out of an old candlewick bedspread. I went as little bo peep, all made out of crepe paper also made my mother who was a self taught accomplished dressmaker. I have several photos of this party, which i have already been given to rhyl history club but can get copies if anyone is interested

  4. Richard Bevan

    Hi, I’m trying to find any information on a grandmother of mine called MAY DEAN who lived at 8 MORFA BACH, RHYL. She was buried at DYSERTH ROAD CEMETERY on 13th May 1958.
    My grandfather was JOHN BEVAN. He moved to Bradford, West Yorkshire in the late 50’s or 60’s. Any info about her would be so wonderful and appreciated. Thank You.

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