On 6 February 1952, on the death of her father King George VI, Her Majesty the Queen acceded to the British throne at the age of 25. Her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. On 6 February 2022, after serving for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch, became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
Her Majesty passed away peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday 8 September 2022 at the age of 96. We are saddened by her death and our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.
“Islington Celebrates the Queen” is a selection of photographs exploring Her Majesty’s visits to Islington from 1953 to 2000, and includes prints of the Queen’s coronation visit to Islington in 1953 as well as snapshots of local residents celebrating Her Majesty the Queen.
The display can be viewed for free at Islington Local History Centre, 245 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NB during the Centre’s opening times. This display has been extended until Saturday 17th September. No booking is necessary. Find opening times here
A Book of Condolence is now open at the Town Hall for those who wish to pay their respects. It is available for signing from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.