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Coronation babies


Do you know someone having a baby in May? 

We want to hear about babies born in Staffordshire on 6 May 2023, the date of King Charles Coronation, so that we can make a right royal fuss of them!

To celebrate the birth of babies born in Staffordshire on the day of the Coronation we're presenting them with a commemorative Coronation mug.

Over 3,500 births were registered in Staffordshire last year by our registrars, who welcome newborns to Staffordshire and create records that are important today and also for future generations.

We’ve been digging in the archives and unearthed an amazing photo of babies born on Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Day, 2nd June 1953.

It’s just one of many photos showing how people across Staffordshire celebrated Coronations in the past.

Coronation babies

Photo credits:

  • Date:1953
  • Description: A group of proud mothers in the Mayor's Parlour, Stafford, holding babies born in Stafford Borough on Coronation Day, June 2nd 1953. John Davies of Little Haywood is being held by the Mayor, Charles Jones. John's mother, Harriet, stands behind the baby's head. Behind the Mayor's other shoulder is Mrs Kathleen Locke of Rugeley, holding her baby girl, Lesley. The second mother and baby from the right is Mrs Joan Whitehouse of Hansdacre with son Peter James. Each baby was presented with a silver commemorative mug.
  • Copyright: Stafford Newsletter
  • You can view this and other photos from the archives on Staffordshire Past Track.

Commemorative mug giveaway 

We want to recreate the photo for 2023 and have ten commemorative mugs to give away.

The birth of every baby in Staffordshire is a cause for celebration and our registrars worked hard to register the birth of 3,555 babies in Staffordshire between January and December 2022.

Babies born on 6 May 2023 will go down in the history books as sharing their date of birth with the date of King Charles Coronation, it will be remembered as a special day. 


How to claim your baby's Coronation mug

If you, or someone you know, gives birth to a Staffordshire baby between 12.01am and 11.59pm on Saturday 6 May 2023 email ema.roberts@staffordshire.gov.uk or complete and submit this form.

The first ten babies, whose families contact us, will receive the commemorative gift and be invited to a special presentation.


Photos from the archives

You can explore over 45,000 photographs, images, maps and documents on Staffordshire Past Track. 

Staffordshire Past Track is managed by Staffordshire County Council's Archives & Heritage Service.

Go to Past Track

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