Queen for the day crowned by Pompey player at party

Celia Gorman, third child from the left wearing a Union Flag hat, at the Wallington Road, Copnor coronation street party in 1953
Celia Gorman, third child from the left wearing a Union Flag hat, at the Wallington Road, Copnor coronation street party in 1953

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Celia Gorman’s four pictures of this Portsmouth street party will bring back memories for some of you.

They were taken in 1953 in Wallington Road, Copnor, to mark the Queen’s coronation.

More shots of the Wallington Road street party in 1953

More shots of the Wallington Road street party in 1953

Celia, of The Curve, Lovedean, remembers that the Queen for the day, Celia North, was crowned by Pompey player Jimmy Scoular.

Celia – the third child from the left, wearing a Union Flag hat – appears in the main picture here in front of her mother who is wearing a white coat.