How we celebrated the Coronation 60 years ago

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