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Image of cover of 1953 Coronation public transport map

1953 Coronation Folder Map

  • Published jointly by the London Transport Executive
  • and the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
  • Issued free to the public, Tuesday 2 June 1953
  • 76 x 146mm (3 x 5¾in)

The 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation in June 2013 will be marked with a service of celebration at Westminster Abbey. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, and other Members of the Royal Family will attend a Service to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation Service on Tuesday 4 June at 11am.

The coronation of the new Sovereign follows some months after his or her accession, following a period of mourning and as a result of the enormous amount of preparation required to organise the ceremony. The coronation ceremony has remained essentially the same over a thousand years.

The coronation is an occasion for pageantry and celebration, but it is also a solemn religious ceremony. During the ceremony, the Sovereign takes the coronation oath.

This special souvenir folder, issued in 1953, contains
1.  A detailed large map showing the Processional Route, the Coronation Area closed to general vehicular traffic and the Ring Road surrounding it, and the colours which will guide visitors to The Route.

2.   A Small Map of all London Transport Railways showing the interchange stations.

3.   Full details of how to reach The Route whether by public transport services or by private car or taxi.



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