Coronation festivities in Box
Coronation festivities in Box

Coronation festivities in Box

This postcard is entitled ‘Coronation Festivities, Box’ and shows many children, some really quite young, sitting down at long tables laid out with a sumptuous spread.

I believe this took place at what was known as the Fête Field, where Bargates now stands. There is no date given, but based upon the dress and the fact that the postcard is what is known as “divided back”, which was first introduced in 1902, these were probably to celebrate the coronation of George V, which took place on 22 June 1911.

Jane Browning 

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