SEAFORD CORONATION GATE RESTORED
June 7 2012.
A commemorative gate which was made for Her Majesty the Queen's Coronation was restored in time for the Royal Diamond Jubilee weekend. The gate in East Street, Seaford leads to the Crouch Gardens and was built and installed by local ironmongers, Berry Brothers for the coronation in 1953. It has been painted matt-black and the lettering is picked out in gold. The work was paid for by the local branch of the Royal Society of St George.
The restoration was the idea of local historian, Kevin Gordon of Seaford Museum. Kevin said: "The gate was looking a bit weather-worn and I thought it would be a good idea to repaint it to show how it looked when it was originally installed in 1953. My wife and I were able to repaint it before the Jubilee Weekend. I would like to thank the Seahaven branch of the Royal Society of St George for their sponsorship and also Seaford Town Council for giving their permission to do the work."
Royal Society of St George Chairman Bob Peedle MBE said: "What a great idea by Kevin Gordon. Although small it is very significant to restore this earlier tribute to the Patron of our Royal Society, Her Majesty The Queen."
Pictured above: The Coronation Gate before and after the restoration.