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.

1977: The Queen's Silver Jubilee

One of the way's in which the residents of Kirkbean celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977.