Woolwich & Districts
We Need your Help!
Request for stories for
Queen's Coronation Carnival Procession
The following request is from Katie
Daughen of ITN Productions.
I am currently working on a
documentary about the Queen's Coronation in 1953
and came across your website while doing my
research. We have found some archive colour
footage that was taken in Woolwich around the
time of the Coronation. The footage includes
what we judge to be the Metropolitan Borough of
Woolwich Coronation Carnival Procession with
shots of many of the groups and bands that took
part in the parade. We also have shots of the
Queen and Prince Philip's visit to the area (we
think it might have been around Shooter's Hill)
after the Coronation including Queen Elizabeth
being presented with flowers.
It would be fantastic to get in
contact with some of the people who featured in
the parade or were there when Queen Elizabeth II
and Prince Philip visited the area. I am
wondering if you might have been at any of these
events I would like to share your stories.
I appreciate any help that you might
be able to give me regarding this request.
If you can help with any
recollections please email me.