Marown Souvenir Programme: Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II May 22 and 23 1977

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Marown Souvenir Programme: Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II. This single-fold leaflet describes the programme of events to celebrate the occasion, on 22 and 23 May 1977, organised by a sub-committee of the Marown Parish Commissioners, chaired by W.L. Cowin, with J.L. Kelly acting as secretary. Events included a fancy dress parade to accompany the Silver Jubiliee Queen's Coach; entertainment provided by the pupils of Marown School; sport and games organised by members of Boundary Harriers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Marown Parish Commissioners was established in 1894 by the Local Government Amendment Act.

Marown Parish is one of the fifteen parish districts of the Isle of Man. Each parish district is governed by its own local authority. In Marown this is the Marown Parish Commissioners. The Commissioners are elected by the residents of the Parish to administer a range of local government functions and, whenever possible, to act as the voice of the Parish by bringing local issues and views to the attention of central government and other outside parties. These functions include:

  • Public information and advice
  • Tourism
  • Refuse collection
  • Street-lighting
  • Environmental health
  • Public conveniences
  • Parks, playgrounds and other leisure facilities
  • Control of dogs
  • Housing
  • Car-parking
  • Street-cleaning
  • Building control
  • Planning
  • Sewerage
  • Libraries and museums
  • Abandoned vehicles

The Commissioners hold monthly public meetings, to take decisions on cases relating to the above functions.

The event that the leaflet describes was organised by a sub-committee of the Marown Parish Commissioners, in meetings recorded in the 'Special Minutes' of S15.

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Archivist's Note

Katherine Doyle, March 2015