Quorn historical image   Quorn Village On-line Museum   Quorn historical image

Thursday 30th May 2024  

Museum Home
About our museum
Artefacts by Number
Quorn's location
The name change
Village publications
Information sources
Museum Award
Contact us

Quorndon Coronation Variety Concert, February 1953

Although Queen Elizabeth’s coronation didn’t take place until 2nd June 1953, Quorn was obviously gearing up for the celebrations much earlier in the year.

This concert took place on Friday and Saturday, 20th and 21st February. The venue is not known, but was probably the Village Hall, although may have been the Church Rooms. The programme cost 4d (less than 2p)

Many old Quorn names are mentioned:
The producer was [Horace] George Green and the stage manager was Geoffrey Smith.
The concert committee consisted of Mrs M Morrison, Mrs M E Wallis, I S Gaylon, T W Shenton, R Harris, H G Green and G Smith.
Performers: [Ivan] Stanley Gaylon (compere), Jack Field (comedian), Dorothy Selvester (soprano), Reg Harris, Robert Bishop, Pauline Hudson, Frances Lees.
Others were Marjorie Brookman (costumes), Miss M A Sawdon, Mrs Long.

The programme was also trying to get people involved in the main celebrations in June.

 view larger image
 Submitted on: 2023-04-05
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 2531
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=2531
 Print: View artefact in printer-friendly page or just on its own (new browser tab).

   Quorn Village On-line Museum
 copyright notice
 search tips
 view latest news
 view latest news
 view latest news
 what's new What's New
See what items have been added recently.
 can you contribute? Can you Contribute?
We need historical material relating to Quorn village.
 filling in the gaps Filling in the gaps
Help us with names, places, locations and years.

 artefact counter

Artefact Counter
How many artefacts does this online museum contain?

 make a donation

Make a donation
Help to secure more museum artefacts and this site's future.

 see our Facebook page