Crowning moment

Lorna Hodgkinson's photograph from a street party to celebrate George VI's Coronation in 1937.
Lorna Hodgkinson's photograph from a street party to celebrate George VI's Coronation in 1937.
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Last month’s Diamond Jubilee inspired readers to send in their photographs from Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation back in 1953.

But Lorna Hodgkinson has gone one better and supplied us with this picture taken at a party to celebrate George VI’s crowning moment in 1937.

It belongs to her mother Hilda Dicken, nee Horridge, who can be seen at the party in King Street, Ilkeston, on the left, about halfway back.