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Coronation Route 1953

Bunting-clad streets and regal decorations highlight the intricate artistry that went into decorating the iconic Coronation route.

Amateur film 1953 2 mins Silent

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Prolific amateur filmmaker Sydney Martin captures the streets of central London in all their regal splendour in the days after the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The streets are still crowded with visitors still looking to catch a glimpse of the decorations all around London, from the Mall to Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column. If you look carefully you can see signs of the cleanup that is to come following the events of the last few days!

This film is from the collection of Redbridge Museum, Local Studies and Archives.