Posted by Peter Lester at 05/06/2013 09:57:54
Just as celebrations, events and displays are being created for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 2013, similar events and displays were developed in 1953. This photograph from the Raleigh Cycle Collection shows a window display created for a competition run by Raleigh Industries Ltd. on the theme of the Coronation.
The accompanying text to the photograph reads:
"Beeston Firm Wins Area Contest
This clever window display, skillfully built around a perfect scale model of the forthcoming Coronation procession, captured an area first prize of £40 for Cliftonside Supplies Ltd., of 48 Lilac Crescent, Beeston and qualified them for a chance to win the National first prize of £150 in the Coronation Easter Parade Shop Window display contest organised by Raleigh Industries."