Celebrating Royal Occasions


1 June 1953, Acaster Lane: Bishopthorpe’s Carnival Queen accepts a bouquet from a young admirer.


June 2002, Main Street: Fancy dress at the street party to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Photograph: Lisa Thornton.

From the Queen’s Coronation in 1953, to her Golden Jubilee ten years ago, the villagers of Bishopthorpe certainly know how to celebrate a royal occasion.  Numerous photographs were taken on both occasions and many will be on show at the Bishopthorpe Local History Group’s stand at the Gala in the Palace grounds on 2 June at 12 noon to 4.00 pm.

After the Gala, the display will be moved to Bishopthorpe Library until 22 June.