How we celebrated the Coronation 60 years ago

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The coronation of Queen Elizabeth 60 years ago this week was marked by fun and frivolity on the streets of Hemel Hempstead and beyond – but there was also sober civic ceremony as well.

Take a look through this slideshow of pictures taken from the pages of the Gazette at the time, reporting on everything from fancy dress contests and street parties to a competition for the best decorated bike.

Gazette front page from Coronation Week, 1953

Gazette front page from Coronation Week, 1953

If you have memories to share, email thegazette@jpress.co.uk

And if you want to see how Adeyfield marked the 60th anniversary of the big day at the weekend, click here