The Queen's Jubilee 1977

By David Middleton

Silver Jubilee - the fancy dress competition
Silver Jubilee - the commemorative 5 shilling piece
Silver Jubilee - the Bowls Club Float
Silver Jubilee - Celebration and anti-mining protest
Silver Jubilee - happy little soldiers?
Silver Jubilee - the Jubilee Queen's float
Silver Jubilee - the Bowls Club float

The 1977 Queen’s Jubilee celebrations were held over the long weekend of Saturday 1st to Tuesday 4th June.

Preparations gathered pace slowly over the year. Other things were preoccuppying local attention at first, notably the announcement that the Vale of Belvoir coal reserves were to be mined. However by the weekend bunting and flags had emerged all over the village. One of the main features was a procession of floats.

The 1970’s had seen quite a tradition of processions develop, and the Jubilee one had a substantial number of floats representing village organisations. The Jubilee procession went around the village and finally arrived at Belvoir High School where various events took place including the fancy dress competition in the picture below. Each child was also presented with a 5 shilling piece to commemorate the event.

These photographs are reproduced by courtesy of the Grantham Journal, which was on hand to record the occasion.

Do you have any memories and photographs of this day?


This page was added on 22/03/2007.

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  • On the Bowls Club Float, three ladies at the back Left to right Mrs J. Wilkinson, Mrs Margret Smith (my mother) and Mrs Sheila Stafford

    By Nigel Smith (26/05/2010)

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