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Robin Longbottom
Thursday, November 8, 2012 08:34
1953 Coronation Spoon
I still have my coronation spoon and in it's original blue box. My elder sister and I both got one from Alan Green, but I think he bought them in, rather than made them - the same design can also be found in solid silver and were Birmingham made. At the time of the coronation Alan Green's gear cutting business was next door to us at Rose Mount, in premises formerly occupied by Thompson's lag shop (before they moved to the Vineries). Alan built his new machine shop in Low Fold about 1956. After he left Rose Mount Alan Kidd kept deep litter chickens in the building, he sold the property to Dennis and Edgar Marklew who moved their firewood business there from the bottom of West Lane (where Robert Young currently has his spray shop). The property is now a bungalow.
Paul Wilkinson
Thursday, November 8, 2012 08:45
For those who haven't seen it, Robin's post is prompted by Alan Pickles' "Coronation Sixpence Spoon" addition to the gallery.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, November 8, 2012 08:59
My sister Carole was born in 1953 and definitely has (had) one of these spoons. They must have been given to kids born in that year as well as to school children.
Alan Smith
Friday, November 9, 2012 12:19
My coronation spoon is in use every day as a sugar spoon,these were given as far as I recall to all the children in the parish by local council.The West Riding education authority gave all the primary school children a very cheap mug with their WRCC logo on the back,older children got a glass I think.

Paul Wilkinson
Friday, November 9, 2012 14:28
I've updated the gallery page, Margarete Parker sent me a photo of her coronation spoon and mug.
Keith King
Thursday, November 15, 2012 21:26
My elder brother Kevin and I received a coronation coin each from Alan Green. Kevin being aged three and myself aged 18 months. We lived at North Place just 20 yards from Alan Green,s works. I am almost certain that my cousins Leonard and Yvonne Davy were given a coin too. I later lived at Low Fold House next to Alan Greens Works and I can remember him and most of his workers coming to and from the works.

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