The coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place on June 2 1953, and the longest reigning monarch has kept herself busy ever since.  

Seventy years after the coronation, Bucks Free Press looked back how Buckinghamshire has celebrated some of Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilees over the years.

In 1977 people in Bucks showcased their creative ways to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 25 years as the monarch on her Silver Jubilee.

To the beat of a drum on May 15 1977 Wooburn residents walked from Holtspur Avenue to Burnham Beeches to raise funds for a Jubilee street party (picture 1).  

On foot the same 5 mile journey today takes around 1.5 hours.

In High Wycombe, huge crowds gathered along High Street to watch from the upper floor of the Little Market House facing South-West to see the Queen’s Silver Jubilee procession and street party (pictures 2 and 3).

The Loudwater residents celebrated the Silver Jubilee as a colourful procession on Birfield Road, off London Road (picture 4).

They walked alongside a green decorated car with a purple giant crown on top of it in colourful outfits.

In 2002, the Golden Jubilee was marked in High Wycombe with street parties and a carnival on The Rye.

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Marlow residents enjoyed a view of the summery High Street from a Ferris Wheel situated on The Causeway in June (picture 5).

Then fast forward to the London Olympics summer and June 25 2012.

Thousands of people welcomed the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to Henley for a special Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Diamond Jubilee Garden Party held on a sunny day at the Henley Business School (pictures 6-8)

A whopping 4,000 guests – 462 of them Bucks residents – welcomed the monarch and late Prince Philip.

They watched a 15-minute river pageant on the beautiful river Henley, followed by their separate tours of the grounds as they met guests.  

Duke of Edinburgh amused the crowd as he asked the St John’s Ambulance volunteer jokingly: “Have you had any customers yet?”.

The crowds were blessed with sunshine as RAF helicopters flew past before Her Majesty unveiled a commemorative plaque and cut a celebratory cake.

Youngsters at Rainbow Pre-school in Cookham Rise, Maidenhead, became the monarch for a day as they celebrated the 25-year-old school’s own ‘silver jubilee’, inspired by the Queen’s Golden Jubilee that year (pictures 9 and 10). 

Their party had painting, play dough and cake decorating while parents were treated to a lunch and cream teas.