What are your coronation memories?

The Queen in her coronation robes.
The Queen in her coronation robes.
HMS London back in Hong Kong for repairs. Here we see the hits on her port side.

NOSTALGIA WITH BOB HIND: HMS London under attack by Chinese forces

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In a few short months it will be the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation - the only sovereign most of us have known.

My late father and mother lived through four, including the uncrowned Edward VIII. I was born in the reign of the Queen’s father, but was only 15 months old when he died.

Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne on the death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952.

Her coronation took place on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey with a guest list of more than 8,000 which included both houses of parliament, heads of all churches and leaders from the Commonwealth countries and heads of state from around the world.

It was the first coronation to be televised.

The reason I mention all of this is that there must be many of you who had an association with events surrounding the coronation.

Were you a member of the forces lining the route of the coronation coach and parade? Perhaps you were in the abbey as an invited guest, or perhaps a cleaner with a little nook and cranny where you hid but could see everything.

Perhaps you gathered with other neighbours in a house where someone had a television.

Maybe you rented one just for the day.

Were you were taken to London with your parents for the great occasion – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Whatever it was I would like to hear about it and need your memories for the week ending June 1.

If you have something to say or perhaps a photograph of you at the time, please send them to me at the usual address.