Silver, Golden, Diamond!

How Hertfordshire celebrated past royal Jubilees

By Caroline Churton

In June 2012 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years since her accession to the throne in 1952 – an achievement matched by only one other monarch, Queen Victoria, over 100 years ago in 1897. Before that Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee in 1887, and in the following century both King George V and Queen Elizabeth II celebrated their Silver Jubilees in 1935 and 1977 respectively.

The photographs in the gallery here show how the people of Hertfordshire celebrated all these occasions. Click on the icon in the bottom right-hand corner of each photograph to see the full-size version.

If you have any stories or photographs of your own Jubilee celebrations, past or present, please add your memories to this website.

This page was added on 25/04/2012.

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  • please correct the unit title to No, 5 Company , 5th Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment.

    By W.O'Connor (28/09/2023)