The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be commemorated by re-presenting the Coronation Stone to Kingston’s community.
The Grade I listed Coronation Stone is an important part of the Royal Borough's heritage and it is vital that the stone is preserved and celebrated for many generations to come. It is a wonderful opportunity to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year through completing vital conservation works of the Coronation Stone and installing an information board to highlight Kingston’s heritage. This has been a key interest and project for The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Cllr Sushila Abraham, who along with other key stakeholders wishes to celebrate the heritage of the Royal Borough of Kingston.
Listed Building Consent has been granted and essential maintenance work and cleaning has begun by specialist conservators, who have also carried out a detailed condition survey to assist with long-term conservation management.
The council has commissioned a new freestanding information board, to explain the significance of the Coronation Stone to not only Kingston’s, but England’s history.
The Friends of Kingston Museum and Heritage Service have worked with Kingston Heritage Service to update the Jubilee trail, which which has been updated, digitised and made accessible via a QR code on the information board. Creative Youth are recording an audio version of the trail which, along with the Jubilee Trail leaflet will be accessible via this page.