The programme of events concludes with the following note:
“It will be a matter of interest to place on record that the cost of the Celebrations outlined in the foregoing Programme and the souvenirs for the children has been met by the allocation by the Urban District Council of the produce of a 1½d [approx. 0.5p] rate, amounting to £860, together with contributions from the residents of Harpenden as the result of several voluntary efforts, including “Merry-go-round-Teas”, “Mile of Pennies”, “Roses of England” and the “Order of Chivalry”. To all …… grateful thanks are extended. …
“The scene is set – pageantry, fun, music and dancing, and Harpenden will bedeck itself with all the colour and gaiety of Fairyland.
“It is hoped that everyone, whether young and old, will find some item which will afford an outlet for the joyous expression of loyalty and devotion to her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on her Coronation.
S. V. Shadbolt, Honorary Organiser”
Below is a selection of items from our archives, which gives an idea of how the event was celebrated. Do you recognise any of the people or organisations taking part?