Celebrate with Queen

The Queen and Prince Philip celebrate her coronation on June 2, 1953.
The Queen and Prince Philip celebrate her coronation on June 2, 1953.
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RESIDENTS in South Yorkshire born or married on the day of the Queen’s coronation are invited to a special service of celebration.

The 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation is being marked by a service at Westminster Abbey, London, on Tuesday, June 4 – and 12 South Yorkshire people are to be picked to attend.

The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family will be at the event, which is likely to attract thousands to the streets of London.

While the Diamond Jubilee celebrations last year marked the Queen’s accession to the throne, the coronation took place more than a year later, on Tuesday, June 2, 1953.

David Moody, Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire said: “We have been notified by the Receiver General, Sir Stephen Lamport, that those attending the service should come from across the county and should have a suitable link to the Coronation itself.

“We have space for six guests, who may be accompanied by one other person.

“Given the requirement for a link with coronation day, we are inviting anyone born or married on June 2, 1953, and available to take part, to submit an application.”

Applications should write, including contact details and a daytime phone number, to The Lieutenancy Office, 18 Regent Street, Barnsley S70 2HG, before April 6, after which a ballot will be held.