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Coronation Plaque : August-2014
Coronation Plaque : August-2014

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The plaque commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Long strings of coloured lights extended over the main street and into Leighton Gardens made bright decorations at Moss Vale during the Coronation celebrations. The main function in connection with the celebrations took part at Leighton Garden on Tuesday morning and was preceded by a march headed by the Moss Vale-Bowral Band, led by Drum Major W. F. Foley. Members of D Company 3rd Inf. Btn. took part in the march and were inspected at the gardens by Mr. Blake Pelly, M.L A., who also inspected a Guard of Honour of members of Moss Vale R.S.L.  Mr. Pelly, who gave the Coronation address, was introduced by Cr. H. T. Ellsmore, President of Wingecarribee Shire Council. A memorial plaque at the entrance to the gardens was unveiled by Mr. Pelly.
The Southern Mail (Bowral, NSW), 12 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was the longest serving English monarch, who reigned from 6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022 a period of over 70 years.


Address:Illawarra Highway, Leighton Gardens, Moss Vale, 2577
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.549682
Long: 150.371614
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:02-June-1953
Actual Event End Date:02-June-1953


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 2nd June, 1953
Front Inscription

This stone is to commemorate the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

2nd June 1953

Shire of Wingecarribee
H T Ellsmore President

Source: MA
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