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The Woolworths Museum's Coronation Scrap Book

Album Photographs from the F. W. Woolworth House Journal The New Bond

 

The Golden Coach (royal landau) outside Westminster Abbey, adapted from the back cover of the Coronation Edition of the Woolworths New Bond magazineThe sheet music of "In A Golden Coach (There's a Heart of Gold)" by Ronald Jamieson. Woolworths sold almost a million copies in 1953. Teddy Johnson's recording (which is currently not commercially available) is playing in the background of this page
An artist's impression of one of the royal horsemen from the cover of the Coronation New Bond magazine.

 

The Queen leaves Buckingham Palace for Westminster Abbey en-route for the Coronation (left) and The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland presenting the Holy Bible to the Queen (right). Images courtesy of the London News Agency, reproduced from the New Bond magazine.

 

Above: The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh leaving Buckingham Palace in the State Coach, en route for Westminster Abbey.

Below: The Queen, her Maids of Honour and the Peers. Prince Charles disappears for a moment behind the stand, occupied by Royal Relatives.

God Save the Queen!

Above: The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland presenting the Holy Bible to the Queen.

Below: Her Majesty the Queen after the Crowning Ceremony, wears St. Edward's Crown, and the Bishops play homage.

 

The Queen with the Maids of Honour and the Peers at Westminster Abbey during the Coronation (left) and Her Majesty the Queen after the Crowning Ceremony, wears St. Edward's Crown, and the Bishops pay homage (right). Pictures courtesy of the London News Agency, drawn from the Woolworths New Bond house magazine.

 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in a resplendent photograph from 1953. Image courtesy of the London News Agency, reproduced from the New Bond staff magazine of F. W. Woolworth & Co. Ltd. in the UKA Royal Family portrait taken at Balmoral in 1952 with Her Majesty the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Princess Anne standing on the steps. Image courtesy of Studio Lisa, reproduced from the F. W. Woolworth New Bond magazine of June 1953

 

A letter from Buckingham Palace, thanking Stanley Swash, the Chairman of F. W. Woolworth & Co. Ltd. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen for the loyal greetings of the Directors and Staff and for forwarding a copy of the New Bond Staff Magazine that you see here.

Pray for Me

a Woolies Worker's poem for H.M. The Queen
by D. Hitchens of the Northwich store
June 1953.

'Pray for me,' a humble wish
From a palace grand and fair.
'Pray for me,' a Queen has asked
Oh her peoples everywhere.
Whate'er their creed or colour
Be it black or brown or white,
Their prayers will intermingle
And our Empire will unite.

'Twas a Royal proclamation
Went forth on Christmas Day
When a Queen asked of her subjects
That they for her would pray.
That God would guide her steps
Alolng the path that she must tread,
That she might rule with wisdom
Thro' the years that lie ahead.

So we'll pray that God will arm her,
With the sword of righteousness,
The shield of hope and courage,
She will carry on her breast.
The lamp of peace will light her way
And she shall reign supreme.
And from our hearts we all will pray -
"God Bless our lovely Queen."

 

 

 

Backing song:

"In a Golden Coach (There's a Heart of Gold)" Words and Music by Ronald Jamieson, performed by Teddy Johnson.
Released on Columbia Records 78rpm Disc No. DB3268 (1953). The following year Teddy Johnson and his wife Pearl Carr were
founding singers on the F.W. Woolworth and Oriole Embassy Label. Their pseudonym was "Teddy and Pearl Carr"!

The song is © Copyright 1952, Box & Cox (Publications) Ltd. London, England and Box & Cox (Publications) Inc. New York, USA.
The Gramophone Record and recording are © Columbia Gramophone Co. Ltd.

Copyright information: the song was not commercially available at the time when this page went to press. We have included
a low fidelity version for historical interest on a 'not for profit, not for download' basis.

 

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