Coronation gate at the Crouch Gardens in Seaford is restored in time for Jubilee

Coronation Gate in Seaford - before and after.
Coronation Gate in Seaford - before and after.

A GATE made to mark the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 was brought back to its former glory in time for Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.

The commemorative gate in East Street, Seaford, leads to the Crouch Gardens and was built and installed by local ironmongers Berry Brothers for the Coronation.

Its restoration was the idea of Kevin Gordon, of Seaford Museum, who, with the help of his wife, painted it black and picked out the lettering in gold.

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.

“I would like to thank the Seahaven branch of the Royal Order of St George for their sponsorship and also Seaford Town Council for giving their permission to do the work.”

Royal Society of St George branch chairman Bob Peedle 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, HM The Queen.”