Tell us YOUR memories of the Coronation

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Ian Bishop - looking for those with stories to tell about the CoronationThe Archdeacon of Macclesfield wants to hear from any east Cheshire people who remember going to London in 1953 to line the streets and witness the Queen's Coronation. The plan is to invite those people to tell their memories of the historic day as part of a special church service in April for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Those with fond memories will be interviewed by BBC radio presenter Jenni Murray as part of a service for Cheshire East Council's jubilee celebrations for all the towns and villages which make up the borough.

The Archdeacon of Macclesfield wants to hear from any east Cheshire people who remember going to London in 1953 to line the streets and witness the Queen’s Coronation.

The plan is to invite those people to tell their memories of the historic day as part of a special church service in April for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Those with fond memories will be interviewed by BBC radio presenter Jenni Murray as part of a service for East Cheshire Council’s jubilee celebrations for all the towns and villages which make up the borough.

So if you are from Alsager, Congleton, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach, Wilmslow, or any of the rural areas, and you have personal memories of the Coronation, then please get in touch with Archdeacon Ian on 01260 272875, and he will help arrange your chat with Jenni Murray. Assistance with transport is available. You can also email ian.bishop@chester.anglican.org

The service will be held at St Michael and All Angels Church, Macclesfield at 11 am on Sunday 22 April and will feature Foden’s Brass Band, and a schools choir. Among the guests will be the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs.