George VI Coronation

Celebrations in Howardsgate

By Llinos Thomas

Goerge VI coronation celebration
Welwyn Garden City Library

The Coronation of George VI took place on the 12 May 1937 and towns and villages all over the country saw celebrations and parties.

Welwyn Garden City was no exception. The picture shown is of people just outside the Midland Bank, now HSBC, on Howardsgate, with prams decorated in flags and photos of George and Elizabeth. Some children can also be seen in fancy dress.

This page was added on 25/07/2009.

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  • This photo appeared in the Welwyn Times on 20th may 1937 page 4. it was taken by Studio Lisa and formed part of a pictorial album which Mr Sheridan (Dinah Sheridan’s father) of Studio Lisa presented to the Urban District council.

    By Susan Hall (08/11/2011)