6 May 2023

How three generations of one family in Nottingham viewed the cultural significance of the Coronation

Communities Editor

When Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953, millions watched on TV and it was followed across an Empire gripped by post-war austerity.

The youngest people to witness that day are now in their seventies.

Many of that generation – including those who came to make new lives in Britain – remain enthusiastic about the monarchy.

But does that apply to their children and grandchildren, growing up in a post-colonial age of mobile phones?

We watched today’s events with three generations of the Akhtar family in Nottingham.