This year The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 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 will be a wonderful opportunity to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year through completing vital conservation works of the Coronation Stone and installing an interpretation 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.
Subject to approval of Listed Building Consent, essential maintenance work and cleaning will be undertaken by specialist conservators, who will also carry out a detailed condition survey to assist with long-term conservation management.
The council has also committed to commissioning a new freestanding interpretation board, which will be installed during the coming months 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 Kingston Royal Walkabout heritage trail, which will be updated, digitised and accessed via a QR code on the interpretation board.