Were you in the parade?

Keighley News: Were you in the parade? Were you in the parade?

These schoolboy Roman soldiers are thought to have formed part of a procession of historical tableaux with which Keighley celebrated the Coronation of King George VI in 1937.

However, as they were not listed at the time among the subjects represented – the Crusades, the King and the Barons, the founding of the Navy and so forth – we would appreciate verification from any now elderly gentlemen who may recognise themselves.

They were photographed outside Lund Park before the procession started, and included several girls.

Other Coronation festivities were teas for the older folk, a beacon at Hainworth Shaw, an illuminated municipal hall and a firework display.

The chamber of trade sponsored a shop-window competition, and local schoolchildren were presented with 4,500 souvenir mugs and 1,000 commemorative silver spoons.

The photograph has been supplied by Mr Graham Staines, of Little Lane, East Morton.

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