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Queen’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations in Brentford, 1977

Stephen Reed sent three photos of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations in 1977.

The first shows a medieval castle-themed float:

Medieval castle float

The second photo shows preparations for the street party, involving flags, bunting and trestle tables. Sam Fox wrote to confirm the house being decorated was 16 Beech Avenue. He added ’I lived there from 1933 until 1959, I was six months old when we moved in. The last time I have seen it decorated was during the war when my brother came home after being wounded in Italy, we had a big union flag hanging from the bedroom window and a welcome banner over the front door, he wasn’t best pleased , when he got inside he would not go out again until we took them down, I think he felt embarrassed. I now live in Devon so it was nice to see the house again.’

Street party preparations

The final photo was taken in The Butts and shows the red and white floral-themed float set up by the Brentford Townswomen’s Guild, "A Toast to her Majesty". This may be taken after the event when people were heading home?

Townswomens Guild float

Published April 2018