Queen's Platinum Jubilee - 70 Glorious Years Exhibition

Smithy Row, NOTTINGHAM, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2BS
The image shows Old Market Square, dressed and illuminated in 1953 to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation (1953 credit: Nottingham Local Studies Library;


70 Glorious Years – The Queen in Nottingham

Old Market Square

Wednesday 1 June to Thursday 9 June

8am to 8pm daily


City announces themed exhibition to commemorate Platinum Jubilee

Nottingham City Council has announced the latest event to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


An exhibition entitled 70 Glorious Years – The Queen in Nottingham will be a large format open-air photographic exhibition staged in Old Market Square.


A collection of 22 images, celebrate the Queen’s visits to Nottingham over the last 70 years from the Coronation tour in 1955 through to her most recent visit for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The images also look at how Nottingham people have celebrated significant royal occasions over the years. It is hoped many people will enjoy coming to visit this exhibition, and to reminisce about the many times the Queen has visited the city during her reign.


Images chosen by a panel of experts from the city and county archives, have been collected from a range of partners. The exhibition is sponsored by Geldards - one of the country’s leading law firms. Members of their team helped to select the final images for the exhibition.


Paul Southby, Partner, Geldards & High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire said: “Geldards is delighted to be supporting this wonderful photographic exhibition celebrating the Queen’s 70 Glorious Years.  What a superb retrospective on Her Majesty’s visits to Nottingham during her reign, we hope that many people will visit Old Market Square over the Platinum Jubilee weekend to enjoy the exhibition.”  


Councillor Pavlos Kotsonis, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Planning at Nottingham City Council said: “We hope many people will enjoy coming to visit this exhibition; the pictures have been collected from a range of partners and experts including Nottingham City Archives, Nottingham Local Studies Library, Picture Nottingham, Inspire Picture Archive, University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections, Motorpoint Arena and National Ice Centre, as well as Boots, and the Nottingham Post. We would like to thank all the partners that have supported us with pictures from their archives along with their expertise, and particular thanks must go to Geldards for kindly sponsoring this exhibition”


The image shows Old Market Square, dressed and illuminated in 1953 to celebrate the Queen’s Coronation (1953 credit: Nottingham Local Studies Library; Edgar Lloyd)

The exhibition will open to the public in Old Market Square for public viewing on Friday 27 May and will remain until Sunday 5 June, open between 8am and 8pm daily

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