HRH Princess Elizabeth's visit to Hastings, in May 1951

Central Cricket Ground, Hastings, Friday 18th May, 1951

Ivors photograph shows HRH Princess Elizabeth with the Mayor of Hastings, Alderman JD Cooper and the children from our local schools,  just as it appeared facing page 44,  in the 1953 Childrens Gift Edition of Richard Dimbleby's book. >
Liz meets the Hastings Fishermen at Hastings Castle
Mr Bunk Harffey, above right, the well-known local fisherman and   secretary of  the Winkle Club,  presented  Princess Elizabeth  with   the very famous  "Winkle Brooch"
Elizabeth Our Queen
Richard Dimbleby
Copyright 1953
Childrens Gift Edition

Forward by
The Right Worshipful Mayor
of Hastings,
Alderman H.W.Rymil, J.P.

I am delighted to write a foreword to this book which is given to you as a Coronation Souvenir by the Council of our ancient Borough. I know you will treasure it as an ever-pleasant  reminder of the Coronation of our gracious Queen Elizabeth II. In its pages you will find the splendid story of the part our Sovereign plays in the government and well-being of her people.

I feel sure that you will be especially interested in the picture of our Queen when, as Princess Elizabeth, she visited Hastings, and when as the picture shows, the children of Hastings gathered together to show their affection and loyalty to Her Royal Highness.


Signed by . .  H.W.Rymill
Mayor of Hastings
Baron of the Cinque Ports

The Mayor's Parlour 
3rd. June 1953

The Book

Prayers with the Bishop of Chichester, DR.GKA Bell

All photos by Ivor N White or Charly Ball

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