HistoryPoints News

May 26, 2023

Coronation contrast in Conwy

Our web page about Berry Street, Conwy, has a fascinating photo from Conwy Archives Service of soldiers parading to celebrate the 1937 coronation. The archives service recently collaborated with Conwy Camera Club to ...

present that image alongside a photo taken at the same spot on 6 May 2023, the day King Charles III was crowned. Various other locations shown in archive photos from 20th-century coronation celebrations were also revisited, and the results record a big change in social attitudes. You can view the results in a special display at the Conwy Culture Centre (home to the archives and library), and on the club's website. To see the 1937 Berry Street image and historical information about the soldiers, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the Galleon fish and chip shop, or click here.