Nottinghamshire County Council wants your historic snaps

Nottinghamshire County Council is on the look out for photographs celebrating past royal events as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee approaches this summer.

With Assession Day taking place today (6th February) marking 60 years since Queen Elizabeth II’s assession to the throne, the council wants your photographs for a special exhibition taking place in the county later in the year.

Rufford Craft Centre is gearing up to host Rufford Gallery’s Right Royal Extravaganza in May and June and wants photographs of special events such as street parties to feature in the event.

Sue Cullen, arts and sports service manager, at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “As part of the celebratory exhibition at Rufford Craft Centre we would like to build up a picture of Nottinghamshire’s past royal celebrations.

“Have you got family snaps from 1953 when the whole country celebrated the coronation? Did your street celebrate the silver jubilee in ’77 or dance the night away for the Golden Jubilee in 2002?

“Whether its family parties or village festivals, if you have photographs we’d love to see them!”

Photos can be brought to Mansfield Library on Wednesday 14th March between 10am to 1.00pm