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The Way We Were in Coddenham – “MEMORIES OF ROYAL CELEBRATIONS” – A Jubilee Exhibition.

by | May 30, 2022 | News, Coddenham Village History Club, Community

Coddenham High St 1935 Jubilee black and white photo village life Dukes Head Pub and Tolly ales

The Coddenham History Club will be showing a special exhibition from its archives, over the Jubilee weekend, in Haysel House, during the BIG LUNCH.

An exhibition of photographs, recollections and memorabilia dating from Queen Victoria till Elizabeth II; showing the village celebrations and what life was like living in Coddenham in those times. A unique addition to Coddenham’s Jubilee programme, only available from 12pm to 4.30pm on Sunday 5th June.

A Footnote from the History Club.

THE IMPORTANCE OF OLD PHOTOGRAPHS
Why keep them?
Photographs are an important part of our social history. They are snap shots in time that give us a true picture of the past, and reality to both oral and written history.
Photographs can often be dated by their content. They show people in the dress of the day, buildings, transport, leisure and working practices, among many other things. Look carefully and you will be surprised at how much is revealed about the past of our own village.
What to do with them?
Photographs form part of local history records. If you have no use for them, they can be donated to our village history club. If you do want to keep your photographs, then modern computer technology makes it very quick and easy, if you allow us to make copies to add to our collection.

    1937 Cup Coronation of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth

 

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