Annesley Road in Newport Pagnell

‘Annesley Road Fancy Dress and Races’, c 1950s.

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  • The event was almost certainly the Coronation in 1953 – I remember the races across what we called ‘the green’, not to be confused with The (proper) Green which was a much older name. I was living with my grandparents in 4, Annesley Road at the time and it was my first experience of television, watching the procession from Westminster in a neighbours house. Later on we had a tea, with jelly and orange squash, in the yard of the pub at the bottom of Broad Street. I was sick …

    By David Littlewood-Tysoe (01/07/2012)

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