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'Queen' of Edmonton street remembers Coronation party
An Edmonton woman who was ‘the Queen’ of her street at a Coronation party 60 years ago says it was “wonderful”.
Doreen Brooks, 78, of Bedevere Road, was made the Queen of West Street on June 2, 1952, at a party to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II after winning a draw.
The former factory worker remembered how she was treated like royalty for the day as an 18-year-old as the street celebrated the occasion.
She said: “I was Queen of the street in 1952 and I remember watching the Coronation itself on a TV which was only about 12 inches big.
“It was lovely and all the children were dressed up smart and the girls got to wear their best dresses, it was wonderful.
“The Mayor of Edmonton put the crown on me and it made me laugh so much, it was a lot of fun.”
Ms Brooks’ daughter Dawn later kept up the Royal link when she received an MBE from the Queen for her work as a probation officer.