With May 2023 seeing the coronation of King Charles III it would be interesting to know what went on in Yetholm seventy years ago when Elizabeth II was crowned. Unfortunately our archives are rather thin when it comes to that event. One record that we do have is of the planting of a 'Coronation Tree' at the cricket ground, by Mr Roberton - see image above. Not exactly an exuberant event, by the look of it!
Another, photograph (below) of the same event shows Peggy Wraith apparently planting the same tree - perhaps everyone in the village had a turn? Mr Roberton was the Farmer at Yetholm Mains. Peggy Wraith was the neice of the landlady of The Plough and very active in village life.
It is unclear what has happened to the tree.
Note, in the background of these photographs, some of the huts which had been used as accommodation for German Prisoners of War and which were still standing at this date.