Ox Roast on Wimbledon Common

Ox Roast on Wimbledon Common

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Date Photo Taken 2nd June 1953
Area Wimbledon Village
Copyright 1 J Russell & Sons
Picture Reference Wim_​Events_​3-2
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Local people gather in anticipation of a special meal. This 'ox-roast' was just one of the events staged in Wimbledon to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's coronation on 2nd June 1953. The ox roast was something of a local tradition at this point, as a similar event was held for the coronation of Edward VII, 51 years before.

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