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Coronation Festivities Souvenir programme p.8"

June 1953

The whole of the CORONATION FESTIVITIES SOUVENIR PROGRAMME has been added - see 21.3 - 21.40


see 91.3: George Lewis' Diary: Part Five - February 26th 1953 for an account of the building of the garden and May 30th 1953 for the opening ceremony




A great English write once said:- "God Almighty first planted a garden; and indeed it is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of men."


In this Coronation year of 1953 we in Buckley are making a start in the beautification of our home town by planting a garden in commemoration of the Coronation of our Queen.


The idea originated a few months ago when our Chairman of the Urban District Council, Mr Charles Wilcock, had the inspiration to suggest that a site in Lane End which was becoming a "wilderness", should be acquired by the Urban District Council and made to "blossom as the rose." The Chairman was anxious that this should be done without having to draw upon the rates.


The site was acquired; the garden was designed and planned, and a small executive committee was formed to bring the garden into concrete form.


This committee has received much valuable and freely given assistance both in work and financially.


When the full story of the "making of the garden" is told, Buckley will learn of its indebtedness to various industries and many patriotic citizens. It is hoped and expected that more spots requiring beauty treatment will receive attention and become places of beauty, pleasure and refreshment as a result of the beginning made in Lane End.

Author: Buckley Urban District Council


Year = 1953

Month = June

Event = Historic

Landscape = National Park

Extra = 1950s

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