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Distillery Road Street PartySue O'Donnell has provided two photos showing the street party celebrations for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth 2, June 1953. The first view is from the junction with Netley Road, looking south towards High Street.
The second photo shows the party underway, Sue adds
Rene Pugh and her dad (2 and 3)
Standing at back of table from right
Albert Woodley (1), Johnny Roach (3), Mrs Roach (4), Violet Johnson (5), Mrs Aldland (9) holding teapot, Mrs Huckwell (10), her daughter (11), Tom Passey, known as Tamma, (12)
Sitting at back of table
Marion Prince (2)
Sitting at front of table
Kenny Smith (2), Ernie Aldland (3), Charles Woodley (4), Pat Roach- girl with fringe (5), David Johnson (13)
Charles Woodley, June 2013: I think I may be in the 2nd photo of the street party in progress. I think I am in the front row at the table, 4th from right.
I lived at 24 Distillery Road until about 1964 and went to St Georges School until 1958, then Brentford Secondary Modern School 1958-1963. My parents were Fred and Joyce Woodley. I now live in the north of Scotland....
Can you add any more names or would you like to get in touch with Charles Woodley (I will forward your email to him)?
Published June 2012; updated August 2015