1977 and all that: What are your jubilee memories?

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As Wales joins the celebrations of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, we want to hear of your memories of past celebrations.

There have been more than 300 street parties across Wales, with councils agreeing road closures, as well as larger events.

But do you remember the parties for the Queen's silver jubilee, which marked 25 years on the throne in 1977, or the Golden Jubilee in 2002? Perhaps you remember the Coronation in 1953?

Back on 7 June 1977, more than one million people lined the streets of London to watch the Royal Family in procession to St Paul's cathedral, while millions more watched on TV and held street parties across the country.

Virgina Wade won Wimbledon and Cardiff MP James Callaghan was Prime Minister.

But it was also the punk era, and the Sex Pistols sailed down the River Thames on Jubilee Day playing their controversial version of God Save The Queen.

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What are your memories in Wales of past jubilees - or even the Coronation?

We had a street party in St Margaret's Drive in Craig-y-don, Llandudno where I lived. I was 10 and my sister, Serena was 12. There was a fancy dress competition. My dad and I spent ages making a Jubilee Ice Lolly costume out of a big paper potato sack, modeled on the special edition lollies available at the time. It was carefully rounded and stapled at the top and painted red, white and blue (just like the real thing), with a royal crest on the front (artistic licence) and two eye holes (for practical purposes) with big painted lashes. I even wore my Brownie tights and jumped along with my knees clamped together so that my legs would look like the stick. I thought I looked great! Serena came along (last minute decision) with a tablecloth wrapped around her and a basket of fruit on her head and won! I was gutted. I think a few tears fell down behind those big lashy eye-holes!

Vitti Allender, Rudry, Caerphilly county

We had a street party in pen y dre rhymney. I remember all children family members taking our free jubilee coins into our shy grandfather who wouldn't come to the street party. I remember a gang of us having a pasty fight with the left overs, a mothers race around the block, five aside football, winning team winning a mars bar each, a free tin of sweets in school. I snuck a sly sweet in class and nearly choked - having to drink warm salty water in the headmaster's room to remove it whilst on the brink of a kane...

Gary Perrin, Aberbargoed wales

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