Julie Chandler on Crowning Glory (The Coronation) – Thu 20th April 2023

For the first time in 70 years, we have a coronation – something that most of us have never seen before! So, let’s go back to 1953 and relive the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as we prepare for that of King Charles III. The pomp and pageantry, the symbolism and significance of the ceremony and the history behind the Crown Jewels. Discover how Westminster Abbey prepared for the world’s greatest spectacle, why The Queen insisted the coronation was televised, who the favourite guest was, and how things may differ for a modern monarchy.

Julie Chandler is a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide who delivers tours to Londoners and visitors. She also regularly gives talks at a variety of events and to a wide range of audiences.

Julie set up her own guiding business, London Town Tours, in 2010. In addition to being a tour guide and lecturer, trains guides in a number of visitor attractions. 

During the global Covid pandemic, when all guiding stopped and work was non-existent, Julie co-wrote a book entitled Florence Nightingale’s London: An A to Z of the Lady with the Lamp. 

Julie is a member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides, the Institute of Tourist Guiding, City of London Guide Lecturers Association, and is a former chairman of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association. 

This talk will be held in person at the C of E Junior School, Cambridge Road, Chingford E4 7BP. (Just off Station Road near the Co-op).

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Chingford Historical Society is a registered charity (Charity number: 281623) and all proceeds from the sale of tickets minus Eventbrite fees will go direct to the charity.

Many of the online talks on different aspects of Chingford’s history given since spring 2020 can be viewed on their YouTube channel

A Chingford Historical Society event.