Category Archives: year of jubilee

A walk by the river

Walking back beside the Thames at Culham Reach we saw rowing boats ready for the next effort, Canada Geese, and fishermen. There was a cool wind and occasional showers.

The rowers came past encouraged by the cox who said ‘half way’. After that the path got muddy.

The river itself was a muddle of reflections and looked bluer than the sky.

Back in Abingdon, the bells of St Helen’s were sounding the 70th anniversary.

Abingdon Town Crier announces the New Queen’s 70th anniversary

Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II on 6th February 1952. 6th February 2022 is the 70th anniversary.

George VI had died on 6th February 1952. So the day itself is not a day of celebration.

The Coronation took place over a year later on 2nd June 1953.

To celebrate the jubilee, events will take place during the year, including the bun throwing in Abingdon in June.