In the opening track of Badly Drawn Boy‘s latest CD Born in the UK there’s a line in it that talks about being a kid in the UK back in the summer of 1977:
Vicious and his brothers
Were trying to set us free
But much more than this to you and me
This was the Silver Jubilee
This line really made me smile…1977 and the Silver Jubilee – if you were nine years old at the time the Sex Pistols weren’t really going to have made much of an impression that year! Anyway, here’s a scan of the first day cover with bureau postmark celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee. The address is that of my primary school.. I distinctly remember complaining at the time when the school ordered the FDCs and they came back with the school name not our own names on the envelope!