This week Historypin launched Pinning the Queen’s History which has been really exciting and people have already shared some dead good photos and stories with us – so this week my blog will be all things Queen Elizabeth II.
Fave Piece of Content
These three images shared by ronlankshear, document his memories and photos of his excitement, waiting to see the Coronation Drive procession through London. ronlankshear, a school boy at the time from St Clement Danes School, whom is at the front of the queue of boys, looks very much in anticipation to see the royal couple. The uniform jacket was dark green and ronlankshear is alongside a couple of boys called Colin and apparently an obscured Martin! The last image shows the Coronation Drive pass through 6 Pavilion Parade, London.
Coronation drive around London, 1953, Shared by ronlankshear
Coronation Drive around London. 1953, Shared by ronlankshear
End of Procession, July 1953, London, Shared by ronlankshear
Fave Story of the Week
Queen Elizabeth II on walkabout in Chatham, October 1984, Shared by cfraser
How great is this story shared by C Fraser? She tells the tale of an American studying in London with an internship with BBC Radio Kent, where she had the wonderful opportunity to meet The Queen. She was informed by a reporter from the BBC of a good spot to catch a glimpse of The Queen. When the crowd found out cfraser was American they become boisterous and yelled ‘shes from America’ which intrigued the Queen, whom went over and asked what cfraser was doing in London. There, she was able to give The Queen an American coin, of which cfraser later told the tale, when interviewed by a BBC reporter. How amazing is that? How good does The Queen look in pink?
Pinner of the Week
Queen Elizabeth II in Mackay, 1954, Shared by State Library Of Queensland
#PINNEROFTHEWEEK is awarded to State Library of Queensland for their amazing contributions to Pinning The Queen’s History Special Collection. The Queen featured in a gorgeous dress, addressing the crowds in Mackay on her 1954 Australia tour, is my fave of their uploads. My other fave is Waiting to see the Queen, March 1954, which shows some young adults waiting the get their glimpse of The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh. One of them is even sitting above a street sign! State Library of Queensland have shared other themed photos and made a few nifty collections on the site too. Check their full profile here.
See what else has been pinned so far and add your photos, videos and stories of The Queen’s visits and previous Jubilee celebrations here: www.historypin.com/diamondjubilee/