60 years ago, the coronation stories that made the headlines

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 some of the news stories which featured in the Gazette in Coronation week.

Gazette front page from Coronation Week, 1953

Gazette front page from Coronation Week, 1953

Find out where an ox roast had its roots in history, where locals beat the rain by serving up tea to children in a half-built house, and which village laid on a TV treat for pensioners thanks to a local business.

You can see a selection of the pictures that featured in the Gazette at the same time here

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