Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Archival Event Programmes

I have been rummaging up in the attic today, searching for old photographs of my parents, and I've unearthed two fascinating programmes dated 1953, the year of the Coronation.

The first is for the official opening of the Queen's Hall in Holywood, County Down, by the Governor of Northern Ireland, His Excellency the Lord Wakehurst KCMG; and the second programme is for the Coronation Victory Anniversary Re-Union at the Ulster Hall in Belfast.

I shall photograph the contents of these programmes imminently for posting on the Blog, including a list of subscriptions, the largest contribution having been by Renee Meneely, Ltd for £103 to purchase a TV set! Lady Enniskillen donated £5; the Right Rev Charles Irwin, £2 2s; Lord Dunleath, £2; Sir N Stronge, £1; and a certain Brian Faulker MP, 10 shillings!

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