FROM the archive this week: Children at Albert Primary School wearing fancy dress for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.

This image was kindly supplied by Hera Louise Howells, who said: “I’m the sad looking clown with the sign around my neck.”

The Silver Jubilee marked the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the crown. It was celebrated with parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth throughout 1977.

The festivities culminated in June with the official Jubilee Day, which was held to coincide with the Queen’s birthday.

In March, preparations started for large parties in every major city of the United Kingdom, as well as for smaller ones on countless individual streets throughout the country.

All in all, the Queen and her husband Prince Philip visited a total of 36 counties. The trip started with record crowds gathering to see the Queen and Prince Philip in Glasgow in May.

Later in the summer, the Queen and Prince Philip began a trip aroung the Commonwealth where they visited Fiji, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and the West Indies.

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