The afternoon's activities included a combined church service at St Matthew's, children's activities on Arthur Square, the float parade in High St, motorsport at Kensington Park, bonfires, fireworks and a torchlight procession that night.
Today's 60th anniversary of the coronation will be celebrated with a concert and high tea in the New Norfolk War Memorial Hall at 3pm, hosted by the Derwent Valley Concert Band. All welcome.
|This photo of the coronation parade appeared in the Derwent Valley Gazette|
in 2003, loaned by Bob Rice. It was probably taken from his parents' shop in
High St, looking right across at the ANZ Bank under construction, with a
vacant lot on the left.
|This photo was taken from more or less across the street from the top image,|
showing Rice's shop behind. It was published in the Derwent Gazette on
June 5, 1953.
|How the day was advertised in the Mercury|