Society’s re-enactment of the Royal accession proclamation

Brackley Town Crier Keith Fraser repeats the 1952 Queen's accession announcement.'120516M-B887
Brackley Town Crier Keith Fraser repeats the 1952 Queen's accession announcement.'120516M-B887

BRACKLEY entertainer keith Fraser donned a tricorne and cape this week as he re-enacted the 1952 proclamation of Royal accession.

Well known as a Brackley Player and DJ, Mr Fraser dressed up a town crier to promote the town’s coming Jubilee celebrations, and to record a lasting artefact for the Brackley and District History Society. A audio recording of the re-enactment will be played during the society’s exhibition at the Space gallery in Market Place on Friday, June 1.

Rowena Pratt, history society spokesman, said: “We just thought it was a good idea, something a little different.”

Brackley residents responded to a call for Royal memorabilia, the highlight of which came in the form or a rare ceremonial sword worn by Edward VI during his short reign from a resident of Rumbolds Court. Other items lent to the society for the exhibition include books, medals, coins, and china dating back over 100 years.