Coronations & Events (1)

Coronation Bonfire 1902
Title Coronations & Events
Date 1902
Location Yeadon
Photo ID SL070
Comment A large bonfire constructed to celebrate the Coronation of King Edward VII on August 9th 1902. On the left is a barrel on wheels, beer for the celebration or water for emergencies? Original image on a glass slide taken by E E Slater, digitally transferred by John Hobson.
Proclamation of King George V 1910

A022 – Coronations & Events, 1910.

Proclamation of King George V – 1910

Town Hall, Yeadon, May 1910.

Schoolchildren are massed on the steps of Yeadon Town Hall to hear the proclamation that King George V is now the monarch, following the death of his father, King Edward VII.
King George V, with his wife Queen Mary ruled until his death on 20th January 1936. He was our present Queen’s grandfather.

Coronation Bonfire 1911

B022 – Coronation & Events, 1911.

Coronation Bonfire – 1911

22nd June 1911.

A Bonfire to celebrate the Coronation of King George V, it was held in a field below the Peacock Inn, Yeadon.

Mrs Harrop, daughter of Edward Bolton was given the honour of lighting the bonfire at 10pm that evening.
The man to the left at the bottom of the ladder is George Herbert Teale, Chairman of Yeadon Council, the man to the right of the ladder wearing a straw boater (hat) is Thompson Marshall.
On the right is Noah Houlden who was surveyor for Yeadon.

Coronation Bonfire 1911

B254 – Coronation & Events, 1911.

Coronation Bonfire – 1911

A bonfire to celebrate the Coronation of King George V.

Coronation Mug 1911

PU074 – Coronation & Events, 1911.

Coronation Mug – 1911

Two images of a commemorative mug to mark the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary.

Donated by Freda Potts.

Coronation Mug 1911

PU075 – Coronation & Events, 1911.

Coronation Mug – 1911

As above.

King George V Festivities 1911

D100 – Coronation & Events, 1911.

King George V Festivities – 1911

22nd June 1911.

A huge crowd throngs Yeadon High Street to celebrate the Coronation of King George V.
This scene is in front of Town Hall Square, on the left is Robert Howards shop, selling stockings and paper goods.

Moorfield Mill Workers 1911

N54 – Coronation & Events, 1911.

Moorfield Mill Workers – 1911

Workers at Moorfield Mill pose among the decorations put up to celebrate the Coronation of King George V.

Jubilee Becon The Haw 1935

D112 – Coronation & Events, 1935.

Jubilee Beacon – 1935

This beacon was built to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V.

It was erected on the Haw which is the highest point in Yeadon, Haw is from an Old Norse word “haugr” meaning hill. The beacon was 40 foot tall (12.19m), the man on the ladder was Smith Charlton, known as Phew Airton.

Yeadon Dam Celebrations 1935

X21 – Coronation & Events, 1935.

Yeadon Dam Celebration – 1935

It is believed that a hog roast was being held to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, crowds of people are at the Dam, in the background is Waterworth’s High Mill.

Coronation Mug 1937

CH143 – Coronation & Events, 1937.

Coronation Mug – 1937

A china mug made to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother).
On the reverse is:
“Yeadon Celebrations May 12th 1937”

Donated by Carlo Harrison.

Coronation Mug 1937

CH144 – Coronation & Events, 1937.

Coronation Mug – 1937

As above.

King Street Coronation Party 1937

K23 – Coronation & Events, 1937.

King Street, Coronation Party – 1937

King Street is festooned with bunting as the residents enjoy their party to celebrate the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
The children are wearing party hats and holding balloons.

Town Hall Coronation Party 1953

FB042 – Coronation & Events, 1937.

Town Hall, Coronation Party – 1953

Children and adults enjoying a party to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Some names have been given but are not in order:

Mr and Mrs Rufus Denison, Brian Denison, June Kirkbright, Mary Clayton, Yvonne Towler, Christpher Witham, Andrea Calver, Barry Calver, Christopher Bell and Mrs Bell, Barry Buckie, Margaret Whiteley, Geoffrey Waite, Molly Waite, Joan Blagborough.

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Re K23
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As school children we were all given a Coronation Mug and a bank book with One shilling in it which I believe I may l still have.
25 June 2013.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 28 September 2021.
Last updated: 20 January 2022 – Photo ID: N54.

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