Cosgrove Coronation Celebration 1953

Celebrating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Cosgrove Victory Hall, 2 June 1953.

Back row, left to right: Dick Longman, Myrtle Hillyer. Rose Cummings, Ethel Barby, Harry Cummings, Fred Barby, Albert Tompkins, Don Chown.

Second row: Rob
Brown, Mrs Malcolm Jelley, Mrs Rickaby, Mrs Castle, Olive Eglesfield, Lil Longman, Annie Tompkins, Cynthia Tompkins,
Mrs Sid Ratledge, Edie Barby -?-, Ena Lavington,
Fred Tustain, Brenda Goodridge, Sylvia Whickham, Floss Lawson, Agnes Spence. Mrs George Noble.

Third row: 'Adgie', Rarcliffe, Wyn Harris. Doll Hebson. Doris Smith,
Doll Tustain, Clara Williams. Fourth row: Mrs Alf Smith (standing), Alf Smith, Charlie Hill, Dora Feil, Joan Eglesfield, Carol Prater, Vince Lovesey, Dick Clark, Fred Williams, Mrs Dick Clark, Arthur Noble.

Front row: Mona Hickford, Mim Eglesfield. Sue Eglesfield (baby). Gladys Loughrey. Mabel Castle, Beryl Tompkins, Audrey Smith, Ada Eglesfield, Dot Cadd, Doll Williams, Pearl Lawson, David Betts.

Children; John Fitzgibbon, Roy Giles, Jimmy Pack, Tony Hefford, Billy Pack, Douglas Hillyer, Roger Kightley, Janet Eglesfield.



Programme

of

FESTIVITIES

at

COSGROVE

to celebrate the

CORONATION

of

Her Gracious Majesty

Queen Elizabeth II


Programme of Events
MEN
1st
2nd
3rd
16
Slow Bicycle Race, 50 yds. (Open)
4/-
2/-
17
Potato Race (Open)
4/-
2/-
18
Three-legged Race, 80 yds. (Open)
4/-
2/-
19
Tug-of-War, Teams of 8 (Open)
16/-
8/-
(Winners to hold Tug-of War Cup)
Present Holders (Barge Inn) Cosgrove
20
Obstacle Race, 80 yds.
4/-
2/-
21 Men over 40 years, 100 yds. flat
4/-
2/-
MIXED EVENTS
22 Three-legged Race, 80 yds.
4/-
2/-
23
Wheelbarrow Race, 80 yds.
4/-
2/-
24
Ladies over 60 years., 60 yds.
4/-
2/-
25
Men over 60 years., 60 yds
4/-
2/-
FANCY DRESS & CYCLE PARADE
26
Girls under 14 yrs, Best Dressed Cycle
5/-
2/6
27
Boys ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,,
5/-
2/6
28
Ladies Dressed Cycle
5/-
2/6
29
Gents ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,,
5/-
2/6
30 Girls, under 14 yrs., Fancy Dress
5/-
2/6
31 Boys ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,,
5/-
2/6
32 Ladies Fancy Dress
5/-
2/6
33 Gents ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,,
5/-
2/6
34 Climbing Greasy Pole (Open)
£1
Best Decorated Houses
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
15/-
12/6
10/-
7/6
5/-
2/6
2/6
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Bonfire and Fireworks in Hall Field at dusk
DANCING and Social Activities in the Victory Hall

Entries for all Sports to be made on filed.
Enttries for Cycle, Fancy Dress, must assemble at the Old School
before 1 p.m.
Judges for House Decorations and fancy Dress will be
Mr. and Mrs. W. Betts, Mr. and Mrs. Rickaby, Mr. and Mrs. C. Dunkley,
Miss wake, Mrs. P. Y. Atkinson, Mrs. Heap, Mr. F. W. Hurry

Judges for Sports:
Capt. and Mrs. P. Y. Atkinson, Mr. W. Betts, Mr. Rickaby, Mr. Dunkley,
Mr. F. W. Hurry
Starters and Handicappers:
Messrs. A. Tompkins, R. Brown, H. Cummings, J. Johnson.

All winners must report to the Sec., J. Hebson,
immediately after each event.

"GOD SAVE THE QUEEN"
SERVICE IN PARISH CHURCH (Rev. J. Benson) 8-8.30 a.m.

Judging Decorated House between 9-11 a.m.

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Interval between 11 a.m. - 12.45 p.m.
for Television or Wireless Programme

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Cycle & Fancy Dress Parade. Assemble Old School 1 p.m.
Judging 1.15. p.m
After parade all will proceed to Capt. P. Y. Atkinson's Field
where following events will take place:-

CHILDREN'S SPORTS
Commencing 2 p.m
Prizes
Events
1st
2nd
3rd
1
Girls under 8 yrs., 40 yds. flat
2/6
1/6
1/-
2
Boys under 8 yrs., 40 yds. flat
2/6
1/6
1/-
3
Egg & Spoon Race (Open)
4
Skipping Race, Girls under 8 yrs., 80 yds.
3/-
2/-
1/-
5
Three-legged Race, over 8 yrs., 80 yds.
4/-
2/-
6
Novelty Race
3/-
2/-
1/-
7
Three-legged Race, Boys over 8 yrs., 80 yds.
4/-
2/-
8
Sack Race, Boys over 8 yrs., 80 yds.,
3/-
2/-
1/-
9
Obstacle Race ,, ,, ,, 120 yds. (Open)
3/-
2/-
1/-
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TEA for Children under 11 years at The Priory (Capt. P. Y. Atkinson)
at 4 p.m
TEA for Children, 11 years and over, at The Lodge (W. Betts, Esq.)
at 4 p.m
TEA for Parishioners in The Victory Hall at 4 p.m.

Two sittings - Times will be issued on tickets.
Will everyone please bring their own knife , fork and spoons

ADULT SPORTS & Square Dancing
commencing 5.30 p.m.
Ladies, Single
1st
2nd
3rd
10
Thread the Needle Race, 80 yds.
4/-
2/-
11
Egg & Spoon Race, 80 yds.
4/-
2/-
12
Novelty Race, 80 yds.
4/-
2/-

Ladies, Married
13
Thread the Needle Race, 80 yds.
4/-
2/-
14
Egg & Spoon Race, 80 yds.
4/-
2/-
15
Novelty Race, 80 yds.
4/-
2/-




Ladies sack race
Left to right: Alice Fitzgibbon (standing) , Vera (Joan) Kightley, Lou Castle


The Wolverton Express June 5th 1953

The sports and the bonfire were postponed at Cosgrove,
but the 400 residents had two sittings for their tea in the Victory Hall.

Cosgrove Have Celebrations Still to Come

Cosgrove decided to postpone their sports programme. bon­fire. and fireworks until Saturday.

A service in the Parish Church, conducted by the Rector (the Rev. J. S. Benson), commenced the day. Judges of the best decorated houses and fancy dress were Mr. and Mrs. W. Betts. Mr. and Mrs. A. Rickaby, Mr. and Mrs. C. Dunkley, and Mr. F. W. Hurry.

They awarded first prize in the houses competition to Mrs. Gallop, of 2 Bridge Road, 2 Mrs. Lavingdon. 30 Main Street, and 3 Mrs. Fred Williams, 22 Bridge Road.

Fancy dress results were: under 8, 1 Wendy Markham, 2 Susan Coles, 3 Raymond Wilson; under 14 (girls), 1 Pat Bushell. 2 Gillian Markham; boys, 1 John Fitzgibbon, 2 (equal) Colin Busheil, Ivor Hickford, Tony Lavingdon, Tony Flack; ladies. 1 Mrs. Loughrey, 2 Miss M Hitchcock, 3 Miss B. Goodridge; gentlemen, 1 Mr. Hickford. 2 Mr. J. Loughrey; cycles (girls), 1 Julia Longman, 2 Gillian Hebson; (boys), 1 Dennis Wilson, 2 Maurice Castle; (adults). 1 Mrs. Johnson, 2 Cynthia Tomkins, 3 Bob Jones.

About 300 parishioners had tea in the Victory Hall in two sittings, and children under 11 were entertained at The Priory by Capt. and Mrs. P. Y. Atkinson, and those 11 and over by Mr. and Mrs. W. Betts, at the Lodge.

Later there was square danc­ing in the hall, with Mrs. W. Betts as leader, and a dance and social.

Mr. F. Hillier was chairman of the village committee, with Mr. J. Hebson as secretary and Mr. A. Rickaby treasurer. About £190 had been raised by collections, etc.