Coronation Party  1953

Lower Viewcraig Row, Dumbiedykes

Coronation Party

Lower Viewcraig Row Street Party for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953

©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Val Henderson, née Thomson, Inverleith, Edinburgh

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    Lower Viewcraig Row Street Party for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth in 1953 ©




Val Henderson (née Thomson)

Inverleith, Edinburgh

Thank you to Val Henderson for sending this photo to me.

Val wrote:

Coronation Party


"Here is a photograph of  a street party held in Lower Viewcraig Row to celebrate the Queen's Coronation in 1953.

The photo is of the children and Senior Citizens from Lower Viewcraig Row . It is taken in front of Upper Viewcraig Row and the back of Lower Viewcraig Row.

I cannot remember the names of the Senior Citizens but the children from the front to the back on the left hand side are:

-  Brenda Young

May Young

Valerie Thomson (me)

? Wilson

Brenda Baccera

 Dawn Derighetti

Colin Clark

John Lothian

? ?

-   Corrine ?

Val Henderson (née Thomson), Inverleith, Edinburgh:  Mar 26 + Apr 2, 2012




Pamela Bryce

Inverleith, Edinburgh

Thank you to Pamela Bryce who wrote:

Coronation Party


"My mum and dad were reminiscing about where they lived as children when they came across this picture.

-  My mother is the very Brenda Young, the wee girl who is the very front of the picture.

-  Next to her is May Young, her younger sister.

-  The man in the background in the dark suit is my granddad, Bert Young.

Pamela Bryce:  June 22, 2014



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