Special Coronation mural is brought out again by proud sisters

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A SPECIAL mural created in Hucknall 59 years ago to mark the Queen’s Coronation was dusted off as part of celebrations for her Diamond Jubilee.

The artwork, which is on a cotton sheet, was painted by the late George Pilch, who used to live on Hankin Street in the town.

It depicts the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh with a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne.

It is normally stored away but is regularly brought out for royal landmarks and was previously on show for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee a decade ago before being displayed again last weekend.

Georgina Lane (63), of Annesley Woodhouse, is custodian of the mural, along with sisters Janet Cooper (66), of Nuthall, Pat Wells (70), of Chestnut Grove, Hucknall, and Katie Wells (56), of Barker Gate, Hucknall.

It is a prized item among the family, who are big fans of the royals.

In fact, Janet went to London last weekend and was among the crowds who gathered outside St Paul’s Cathedral as the Queen arrived for a service of thanksgiving on Bank Holiday Tuesday.

OUR PHOTO shows sisters (from left) Janet, Georgina, Pat and Katie with the mural created by their father for the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 — DISPIC NHUD12-1364-1.