I recently came across the programme for the Roberts Road Street Party to celebrate the Coronation on June 2, 1953. I was only three at the time so don’t remember anything about it but seeing the programme my first thoughts were how well it was produced and how organised the day was.
Was it unique to Roberts Road or were other programmes produced for other streets with a similar theme? We lived in the ground floor flat at number 39 with Ian and his mother, Mrs Buckle, on the first floor. My father, Henry Sargeant, was on the committee with a Mesdams Bucke which I assume is a misprint and should be Buckle. Also on the committee was Rosa Green who I think lived across the road to us.
The other thing I noticed was the 24 children from Canvey Island who were invited for the day.