The Coronation of 1902
Celebrations for King Edward VII
Lesley McCabe (Nottage)
The celebrations for Edward VII started early in the morning with the church bells ringing.
At 1pm a procession formed at the railway station, headed up by the Essex Imperial Yeomen then everyone marched round the village and finally up to Wivenhoe Hall where a large tent had been erected in the grounds.
There, the local population were treated to a free buffet of bread and cheese, lemonade and beer which had been donated by local suppliers.
The organisers of the event gave out 800 souvenir mugs. 70 old people were given 2 shillings each and 30 old couples 3 shillings each!