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Coronation Day

Did you celebrate Coronation Day?   Fun and games in Borehamwood   What is going on in this photograph? The date is 6 June 1953, four days after Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in Westminster Abbey. It looks as though the residents of Borehamwood are having a sports day. Were you there?

The photograph is part of the Aerofilms collection now held by English Heritage. Aerofilms, founded in 1919 by two World War I veterans, F.L. Wills and C. Grahame-White, took aerial photographs of towns and villages all over the British Isles.

English Heritage

The collection of photograph albums and negatives is now held by English Heritage, who are hoping to set up a project to catalogue these photographs in detail.

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Please help

Your help is needed! If you recognise the landmarks in this photograph, or if you or any of your relations attended this sports day, please leave a comment below.


This page was added on 10/12/2009.

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  • Very nice pictures.

    By P Hutson (05/02/2010)