Platinum Jubilee

June 2022 marks a unique moment in our history, as Her Majesty the Queen becomes the first British monarch to reign for 70 years.

To mark this historic occasion Merton Heritage Service has compiled a set of Jubilee resources combining online displays, archive film, research material, puzzles, craft activities and recipes. Over the coming weeks we also plan to add a range of digitised material from the local heritage collection.

Merton Library & Heritage Service will also be staging a programme of Jubilee activities - you can find more details on Eventbrite and a small collection of films and reminiscences on the Merton Heritage Youtube channel.

We hope you enjoy our new Jubilee collection.

 

Online Displays:

Click on the links below to view a range of display about Merton's links to Her Majesty the Queen and Royal celebrations.

 

 

Tamworth Recreation Ground

 

Queen presents Wimbledon trophy 1977 Queen visits Haig Housing, Morden

 

Death of a King

Coronation Celebrations: Mitcham

Coronation: Merton & Morden

Coronation: Wimbledon

 

 

 

The Silver Jubilee

The Golden Jubilee

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.

 

 

 

The Royal Warrant

Royal Warrant Holders

Haig Housing Trust

 

 

 

Digital Resources

Click on the links below to access digitised resources from the Merton Heritage Collection.

Coronation souvenir (Merton & Morden UDC)

Borough of Mitcham Coronation Souvenir

Savings Certificate 1953

Reception (King's Hall, 1953)

Celebrations for Schoolchildren (Merton, 1952)

 

 

Merton Coronation souvenir

 

Coronation Sports (Merton)

Coronation Celebrations (Ministry of Housing & Local Govt. '52)

United Open Air Service '53

Merton Coronation Carnival '53

Selection of Coronation Queen

 

 

 

Words & Pictures:

Click on the links below to access a range of archive film, music and poetry.

 

Coronation 1953

 

Silver Jubilee Party, Mitcham Platinum Jubilee

 

Funeral of King George VI 1952

Long Live the Queen

"Elizabeth is Queen" extract

The Coronation

Queen Meets Wimbledon Players '52

First Christmas Broadcast 1957

Queen at Wimbledon 1962

 

 

Silver Jubilee 1977

Silver Jubilee Celebrations

Silver Jubilee Street Party, London

Golden Jubilee Appearances

Queen of Merton Trailer

Diamond Jubilee Highlights

Queen visits Mitcham 2012

 

90 Years of R G Jones (Royal trader)

Queen's Visit to Morden, 2019

Queen Visits Haig Homes, Morden

Children's Platinum Jubilee Song

The Queen's Soliloquy

The Platinum Jubilee Explained

Platinum Jubilee Tribute

 

 

Useful Websites

Click on the links below to access a range of websites about the life and reign of Her Majesty the Queen.

 

King George VI and Princess Elizabeth

 

Queen and Commonwealth Golden Jubilee at Buckingham Palace

 

On This Day: Death of George VI

Find Out: Elizabeth II

The Coronation (Royal collection)

Coronation of Elizabeth II (BBC)

Coronation (Google Arts & Culture )

First Christmas Speech

 

 

About Her Majesty

The Queen's Role

Elizabeth II (History Channel)

Queen Elizabeth: Key Moments

70 Facts for 70 Years

The Queen: 8 Surprising Facts

 

 

Platinum Jubilee (Royal Household)

Royal Jubilees (Tower of London)

Silver Jubilee Facts for Kids

On This Day: Silver Jubilee

Golden Jubilee Facts

Platinum Jubilee (School resources)

 

 

Reminiscence Materials

Click on the links below to see a selection of material designed to trigger memories and discussion about the Queen and her reign.

 

Jubilee Reminiscence Material

The Coronation Doll

Reading Friends: Coronation

Reminiscences of the Coronation

Merton Memories of Her Majesty: Heather Newman

Merton Memories of Her Majesty: Sue Ellis

Merton Memories of Her Majesty: Kelly Jones

Merton Memories of Her Majesty: Sarah Gould

 

 

Coronation Doll, 1953

 

 

Test Your Knowledge

How much do you know about the Queen and her Merton links? Click on the links to access our Jubilee brainteasers.

 

HM Queen in the State Coach 2002

 

Coronation Ox Roast, Wimbledon 1953 Royal Family on palace balcony

 

Jubilee Word Search

Jubilee Word Search Answers

Royal Word Search for Children

British Royal Family Word Search

 

 

Merton Jubilee Quiz

Merton Jubilee Quiz Answers

Platinum Jubilee Quiz (BBC)

 

 

Jubilee Quiz & Answers (RBL)

Royal Family Pub Quiz & Answers

British Royal Quiz (English Heritage)

 

 

 

Heritage Trails

Follow the links below to view a range of trails and self-guided walks around Royal London.

 

Jubilee walkway marker

 

Jubilee Gardens, London Buckingham Palace

 

The Jubilee Walkway, London

The Queen's Walk

 

 

The Jubilee Gardens, London

Coronation Tour

Self Guided London Walk

Royal London

Self Guided Royal London Tour

 

Craft Activities

Click on the links to find a range of family friendly craft activities to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.

Cardboard Queen

 

Paper Jubilee Crown

 

Corgi colouring sheet

 

 

Make a Platinum Jubilee Gold Medal

Make a Cardboard Tube Queen

Make a Celebration Popper

 

Make a Jubilee hair bow

Create a Jubilee Crown

Make a Royal Guard

Easy Paper Crowns

Colour a Jubilee Corgi

Jubilee Colouring Sheets

 

Jubilee Recipes.

Treat your tastebuds - click on the links below to access some Jubilee recipes.

 

Fruit Flag Traybake

 

Coronation Chicken

 

Jubilee pudding

 

 

Bunting Biscuits

Mary's Royal Cherry Trifle

Queen Cakes

Fruity Flag Tray Bake

 

Coronation Pies

Coronation Chicken

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches

Jubilee Cake

Classic Cream Tea

The Platinum Jubilee Pudding

Homemade Pink Lemonade

 

Can you add to our Jubilee collection?

Merton Heritage Service is keen to add to its Jubilee collection. Do you have photographs of local Coronation events, Silver/Golden or Diamond Jubilee celebrations, that you would be happy to donate / allow us to copy? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Perhaps you have memorabilia - a cherished Coronation book, beaker or spoon. You may have collected Royal souvenirs, stored posters, tickets, flyers or programmes from Jubilee events or celebrations.

You may have taken part in a fancy dress event, a local parade, carnival or street party and have stories to share.

Maybe you or one of your relatives has met the Queen, attended a Royal Garden Party or received some sort of honour from the Palace. If you have pictures, objects of memories that you would like to save for posterity, please contact:

Merton Heritage Centre        Tel. 020 8545 3239    or email: local.studies@merton.gov.uk

 

Related material:

For more heritage resources, including material on World War II, visit or History Pages & Activities section.