About this memory
This photograph was taken at one of the many street parties that were organised for Coronation Day, Tuesday June 2nd 1953. All over Edinburgh residential streets were decorated with balloons and bunting.
Tables were set up in the streets and children wore paper hats and enjoyed entertainment and games such as pitching a lucky ball through the porthole of a model ship. Food consisted of cold ham and salad for the adults washed down with tea, while children enjoyed buns and cakes with lemonade. Singing and dancing went on for many hours.
L P Bain
Newton Street, Edinburgh, Gorgie