OLDER people have shared their memories of the Queen's Coronation at their Jubilee party.

People from Penarth MHA Communities scheme recently held a party at Trinity Church Hall, in Penarth, to celebrate the Queen’s 70-year reign.

Queen Elizabeth II has ruled Britain for seven decades – the longest reign of any UK monarch so far.

A "Royal visitor" and her corgi dropped in to join members of the Methodist Homes Association (MHA) charity group. 

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Scheme coordinator, Chris Jones, said:

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event and we all dressed up for the occasion."

Refreshments included a Jubilee pudding and a Union Jack cake. Following these treats, guests took part in a Jubilee quiz and raffle.

Members shared childhood memories of watching The Queen's coronation in 1953, with their parents, friends, and neighbours, on small black and white televisions in their living rooms.

One member, Margot, said she was with her father in the crowds lining Pall Mall in London in June 1953, as the golden carriage passed by.

"It will always be one of my favourite memories,” she said.

“The atmosphere was magic. I'm so delighted she is still here 70 years later.”

Penarth MHA Communities group, based in Trinity Methodist Church community hall, raises funds to offers regular activities for its members living in Penarth, Llandough and Sully.

Anyone interested in joining, or who knows someone who might be interested, can call Penarth scheme manager, Linda Brownhill, on 029 2071 2516.