The Proclamation

The Proclamation of Accession of Queen Elizabeth 2nd had to be given in London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh. Both Howard and I went, with all the pupils from our respective schools, to stand outside Cardiff City hall to hear the Proclamation given by the Lord Mayor. Although it was a solemn occasion, the abiding memory of it of both of us is the fact that the Lord Mayor, when speaking, dropped all his aitches, which amused us all very much.

Val Edwards