A micro-website has been created to mark the Platinum Jubilee, looking back at how St Ives celebrated the Queen’s Coronation.
The project is the result of a collaboration between St Ives Town Council, St Ives Archive, and the St Ives Times & Echo. It was initially designed by Meor and produced by the town council’s digital marketing apprentice, Michael Skeggs.
The site begins with the message sent by the St Ives mayor of the day, Alderman D M Uren, to Buckingham Palace. He wrote: “On behalf of the Aldermen and Burgesses of the ancient borough of St Ives, Cornwall, and myself, I tender the most profound sympathy and condolence to her gracious Majesty the Queen and all the Royal Family in their great sorrow and the nation’s irreparable loss.”
THere are sections on Coronation Day, the parade, and street parties, all illustrated with contemporary photographs and cutting from the Times & Echo. There are notes, too, on a 21-gun salute, and how the media of the day covered the event.