Saturday, 8 June 2013
Just this week we have been watching again the 1953 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II from the news archives in this the Diamond Jubilee Year of her coronation (not her accession which was last year.) I fell like a veteran now of the Queen's Jubilees, remembering many of them for their festivities and bursts of national creativity. For the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977, Beryl Dean MBE (1911-2001), one of the foremost textile practitioners of the twentieth-century, created this cope for the Bishop of London. It was worked by students from the Stanhope Adult Education Institute and is a spectacular piece of modern textile history.
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