Celebrations

Includes the end of WW2, Coronations and other Celebrations on the Common as well as elsewhere in Downley.

1986
Downley Day – preparing a float in the grounds of Mines & West factory in Plomer Green Lane
1986
Downley Day Parade passing the Mines & West factory in Plomer Green Lane near the junction with Gray’s Lane
1986
Downley Day at Brenchwood School
1977
Downley village celebrates the Silver Jubille of Queen Elizabeth II. For more details of the activities and events click here.
1968
The Jollities, held in the grounds of St James’ Church opposite Westover Road
1953
Celebrating in Plomer Green Lane, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
1953
Celebrating on the Common, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, with Gibbs Grocers in the background.
1953
Celebrating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, on the Common
1953
Celebrating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Parade passing the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Chapel Street.
1953
Celebrating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Parade passing the Primitive Methodist Chapel in Chapel Street.
1953
Celebrating the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, on Commonside
1947
May Day Celebrations on the Common.
c1946
May Day Celebrations on the Common
1945
1945
A Victory Party in Jubliee Drive.
1945
A Victory Party in Jubliee Drive.
1945
A Victory Party in Jubliee Drive.
1945
VE day parade in School Close, Downley
1945
VE Day Celebrations on the Common. A similar design of the flaming torches is used for the November 5 torch light parade from Commonside to the Bonfire site.
1945
VE Day Celebrations on the Common
1939
May Day Celebrations on the Common
1937
Celebrating the Coronation of George VI on Downley Common
1937
Celebrating the Coronation of George VI, on Downley Common
1935
Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of George V, on Downley Common
1935
Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of George V on Downley Common, with George Newell representing Dickie Grey – an old Downley character – with Jim Newell and Ted Patey as the front and back respectively of one of his string of donkeys.
1928
George and Elizabeth Bristow (seated centre) commemorate their Diamond Wedding Anniversay together with their 11 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren outside the downley War Memorial Hall in June 1928.
1923
Maypole dancers raising funds for the Downley War Memorial Hall