'Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - Special Events', BR (SR) poster, 1953.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Southern Region (SR), advertising special events throughout June and July to honour the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (b 1926), which took place on 2 June 1953. The poster promotes excursion and cheap day tickets to events including a coronation searchlight tattoo in White City, a river pageant between Greenwich and Westminster, and royal drives through the streets of London. Printed by the Baynard Pres, London.