Norfolk Celebrates the Coronation

God Save The King!

People across the country and the Commonwealth were invited to celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla over a weekend of special events on 6–8 May.

Below you will find just a selection of Norfolk tributes and reflections in honour of Their Majesties The King and Queen.

Harleston Town Crier

Harleston town crier, 86 year old Norman Steer, announced the Coronation on May 4th.

Last year, Norman rang the Harleston Peace Bell and read the Proclamation for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The town crier or bellman can be traced back at least to medieval times.

Coronation News

The Bishop of Norwich

To celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III, The Bishop of Norwich has given a hazel tree to each of the different faith communities in Norfolk.

He is pictured here at the Norwich Hebrew Congregation’s Coronation Tea Party, planting their tree with the President of the synagogue and Baroness Scott, the Faith Minister.

Swan Youth Project

Love Downham Coronation Window

They say: “It is about the dignity of choice and about being able to buy what you want and need at reduced prices.”

They also have a clothes shop and “Warm Space” areas for anyone to spend time there and get access to a hot drink . Staff are part of a friendly and welcoming team, who are great at listening and can also signpost to further support where necessary.

Coronation Window Displays

The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House

Hospice care is not just for people with cancer; they support people with a range of illnesses such as Dementia, Parkinson’s, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), heart failure, kidney failure and Huntington’s disease. They have strong links to other support providers in the local area and can help to find the best support and care for their service users.

For the Coronation, the Norfolk Hospice shops in Wisbech, Swaffham, Snettisham, King’s Lynn, Hunstanton, Fakenham and Downham Market all decorated their windows with beautiful royal-themed objects. The shops themselves were closed on the day of the Coronation, so that their dedicated staff and volunteers could enjoy the special day.

Willow Crown

Karen Bek was commissioned to weave a large willow crown for the Sandringham Estate.

It will be installed in the gardens as part of the Sandringham in Bloom event at the start of June.

Karen writes: “I have woven this as a double layer, with pockets large enough for birds to build nests in… So I hope they do!”

The crown has been woven with Flanders Red and Brittany Green willows from Musgrove Willows in Somerset.

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