Queen Elizabeth II
1953: Celebrating the Queen's Coronation in Kirkbean
A special programme of events was held in the parish on June 2nd, 1953, to mark the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II including the planting of a Coronation Tree, a fancy dress parade, school dance and a bonfire. Residents of the village gathered around possibly the only television in the area in the Church Hall to watch the Coronation live.
One of the way's in which the residents of Kirkbean celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977.