Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding Fever

Royal Wedding anticipation and excitement is at feverpitch with only 1 day left to go (although some folks in the office a just glad to get an extra day off!) To celebrate the forthcoming nuptials of William and Kate we've been having a look through our collections for images of Royal Weddings past. We found this lovely edition of the Radio Times in our Reminiscence boxes. It celebrates the 1947 wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh.

And this lovely commemorative copy of the Radio Times celebrating the 1981 wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. As well as this amazing commemorative brick! There were only 100 of these made, so we are lucky to have one. I wonder if there will be any William and Kate bricks? We were looking for pictures of Royal Wedding themed streetparties and celebrations, however we have found very little of this in our collections. I did find this lovely pic of a 1977 Silver Jubilee Celebration on Wendover Drive on Bedford Central Library's website.

Are you there? Do you remember parties like these? I remember going to a street party on Kingsley Road, Bedford to celebrate Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew's wedding in 1986. It would be amazing to see any photographs of that party! So, if any of you have photographs of street parties celebrating Royal Weddings of the past we would love to see them! We would also love to see photographs of your celebrations for the coming weekend, alongside bunting, flags and marvelous memorabilia! You can send photos to our new Flickr Group Pool.
Get posting! And have a lovely long weekend!