THIS picture, of workers from the Uxbridge Woolworths store on a day trip, was taken in May 1953 as the country eagerly awaited the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Fast forward 60 years, and as the UK celebrates the anniversary, James Nettle gets a timely blast from the past and unearths this image whilst unpacking boxes.
“I was going through some of my paperwork, and this was amongst it all, in an envelope. I hadn’t seen this picture for at least 20 years. I thought what an excellent find, especially considering the year,” said Mr Nettle, 80 and from Yiewsley.
“My wife’s parents, Edith and Fred Mills, are both in it, and I also recognised an old friend of mine who is still alive. She was amazed to see it. She said it was taken in Southend.”
The photo caption reads ‘Woolworths Store 370 summer outing, May 1953 Coronation Year’
The store was located on High Street, and the building is now a Poundland.
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