I have spent most of this weekend collecting historical-minded stories and downloading photos of the river pageant (why not meeee), and perhaps I’ll do a recap for the external memory drive when the weekend’s over, but in the meantime, the Sunday Times (free this weekend!) has published its Coronation Issue from 1953, and there’s just so much going on in this (free!).

The ads are incredible:



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And the reprint from the archives in the reprint from the archives!:



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And this about the Duke of Edinburgh is classic (he must have been so grateful):



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Screenshots taken from The ST’s excellent iPad app (also free all weekend!), and zoomed for legibility.