On 9 September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II claims the title as Britain’s longest reigning monarch, having reigned since the age of 25.
She acceded the throne in 1952 following the death of her father and has reigned during a time of great change in technology and the transformation this has had on the world.
Queen Victoria previously held the title of longest reigning monarch.
The Epping Forest District has a number of connections with Queen Elizabeth II, including a visit she made as a Princess prior to acceding the throne.
She made a visit to Grange Farm in Chigwell in 1951 and was the first person to sign the visitor book there. The Museum is lucky to have this in the collection and below you will see her signature.
The Museum also has a collection of images showing street parties and events for Queen Elizabeth II coronation.
Here is a small gallery of images: