PICTURE SPECIAL: Stratford district grabs a slice of the Coronation action - The Stratford Observer

PICTURE SPECIAL: Stratford district grabs a slice of the Coronation action

Stratford Editorial 9th May, 2023   0

A RIGHT royal knees up was had in Stratford district to celebrate the King’s Coronation – complete with typical British weather.

Millions of people across the country tuned in to watch King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla’s Coronation at Westminster Abbey on Saturday (May 6), with celebrations for the grand occasion lasting across the whole extended bank holiday weekend.

Big screens were set up for communities to gather to watch the historic event and miles of bunting was hung for street parties across the UK.

And right here in Stratford district residents grabbed their own slice of the royal action.

Towns and villages including Stratford, Shipston, Alcester and Welford threw a street party.

Stratford’s Mayor Coun Gill Cleeve hosted afternoon tea at the Town Hall.

Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Henley Street, Stratford was lit up in red, white and blue every night over the Coronation bank holiday weekend.

And a gigantic illuminated crown was installed in Stratford town centre.

The crown – measuring 2.5metres in diameter and 3metres tall was put pride of place on the Market Cross Traffic Island on Thursday (May 4) thanks to the Stratford Christmas Lights Committee.

The crown will remain in position alongside bunting and flags over the summer until late September.

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