What a fantastic, action-packed few days. While the weather didn’t hold off (just like at The Queen’s in 1953), it was definitely one to remember!
Starting off on Friday, seeing our Primary schools in full Coronation spirit I did almost a full lap of North West Durham. First, I popped by Ebchester CE Primary before their Coronation assembly then for a special Coronation street party lunch at Stanley Crook Primary School and finally the front lawn at Collierley Primary School in Dipton. Such a brilliant day, all made possible thanks to the commitment of the teachers and parents.
On Saturday, I was fortunate to be picked to go Westminster Abbey and represent North West Durham among foreign and religious leaders from across the world. It was magical to hear the Coronation choir ringing around Westminster Abbey and see The King in all his finery. A day I will never forget!
However, I didn’t want to miss out on the fun going on in North West Durham so I came back up for the celebrations in Tow Law, Wolsingham, Willington, Hunwick on Sunday to cap the weekend off.
What this Coronation is really all about is people getting together and celebrating as a community. I’m so glad the good people of North West Durham all used the opportunity to do exactly that. What a fantastic start to the Carolean era!
Long Live The King!
Richard Holden MP