In part two of our series on the events of 1953 we move into February and March, just months away from the 2nd of June Coronation date.
(Continued from Part 1 – The Royal Mint in 1953 – preparing for the Queen’s Coronation)
Lots of things started happening across the Mint. We’ll leave you to read through the office notes to enjoy discovering them yourself, but we can’t resist sharing a few highlights:
Hidden in a dusty corner of our Museum archives sat several files of unassuming looking ‘Internal Office Notes’.
Dated from 1926, many of these yellowing old papers had not been read for years. With the historic events of 1953 in mind, we delved into the files. To our delight, this ‘time capsule’ of stories from inside The Royal Mint shed light on the events of 1953. The notes paint a picture of a Royal Mint excited by the prospect of the coming Jubilee celebrations!