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
Childrens Gift Edition
The Right Worshipful Mayor
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.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
Signed by . . H.W.Rymill
Mayor of Hastings
Baron of the Cinque Ports
The Mayor's Parlour
3rd. June 1953
Prayers with the Bishop of Chichester, DR.GKA Bell
All photos by Ivor N White or Charly Ball