Share snaps of your Royal Jubilee and Coronation memorabilia for exhibition at Royal Borough’s libraries

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is inviting local residents to share their photos of Royal Jubilee street parties and memorabilia dating from HM The Queen’s previous milestone anniversaries, to help create an exciting exhibition for her Platinum year.

The council’s Library Service and the Mayor, Councillor John Story, want to see copies of people’s old snaps of street parties and other celebrations held locally for the jubilees in 1977, 2002 and 2012, or for the Coronation in 1953. They’re also appealing for photos of people’s commemorative collectables, whether that be crockery, ornaments, tea towels or postage stamps.

The resultant photographic exhibition, to be entitled 70 Years 70 Photos, will see those images put on display around local libraries, ahead of the main Platinum Jubilee weekend in June.

One lucky person will be chosen at random to win a new book about The Queen. The project is funded by Arts Council England money provided via Libraries Connected, the national sector support organisation for libraries.

Councillor Story said: “Throughout the decades, Her Majesty’s jubilees have been the focus of big celebrations, both nationally and as a community, bringing together everyone of all ages and backgrounds for street parties and other fun.

“Contributing to a photographic exhibition of past street parties and memorabilia related to previous jubilees and the Coronation is an exciting way to celebrate her historic reign, to re-kindle memories, share stories with younger generations and maybe get some ideas for this year’s street parties in the process.”

Councillor Samantha Rayner, cabinet member Corporate & Resident Services,

Culture & Heritage, and Windsor, said: “There’s lots happening this year for the Platinum Jubilee and this photographic appeal is a fun way to get involved and celebrate with your family and friends. It’s great to involve each of our 11 libraries in the celebrations and I am sure each of our communities will have their stories to tell.

“We’re proud Her Majesty is a resident of the Royal Borough and many of us have photos of jubilee street parties and probably a few commemorative collectables tucked away that could once more be in the spotlight thanks to this photographic display.”

Please email your scanned photos, or digital copies, of past street parties and collectables to [email protected] By sending photos, you confirm they are your own photos and you give permission for their reproduction. Images can also be submitted by posting on Twitter, using the hashtag #70Years70Photos

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