Jubilee memorabilia wanted!

Programme for Coronation Celebrations at Burnham, June 1953

How did you celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee?

Buckinghamshire Archives is collecting mementos from the historic occasion of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and needs your help to create a record for future generations.

We are looking for records from the local area such as posters, invitations, flyers, photographs and residents’ newsletters from the Platinum Jubilee weekend that you would be willing to donate to Buckinghamshire Archives.

Examples of items collected in previous years are currently being displayed at the pop-up Archives Jubilee Exhibition, which is on show at libraries across the county this month.

Your submissions could help to tell the story of how Buckinghamshire celebrated the Platinum Jubilee to people hundreds of years in the future.

Clive Harriss, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, said: “We were all privileged to live through a moment in history, seeing the first British Monarch ever to reach 70 years on the throne. Residents across Buckinghamshire marked the occasion in many different ways, from street parties to village fetes to impromptu gatherings with families and friends. The Buckinghamshire Archives Service is creating a record of how our county celebrated the Jubilee and need your help to do so.

“You may well be starting to take down your posters or recycle your promotional materials now, but instead of throwing them away, please consider donating them to the Archives Service. Photographs of your celebrations would also be welcomed and can be emailed directly to the Service.”

Please email Archives@Buckinghamshire.gov.uk with information about the items you would like to donate or with any enquiries. All items must be local to Buckinghamshire. National souvenirs are not required. Items in the original form in which they were intended for use are preferred (for example a hardcopy of a paper invitation, or digital if it was an email) but digital versions can be accepted in some circumstances.