Dennis Whitehead at the time of the Queen's Coronation
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Devon man recalls Queen's Coronation

A Devon man who sang at the Queen's Coronation 60 years ago has said memories of that day still bring a lump to his throat.

Dennis Whitehead was one of 20 boy choristers chosen from around the country to sing at the service.

Mr Whitehead kept a diary of the day, along with memorabilia of the occasion.

He went on to sing in Salisbury Cathedral for 27 years and now works at Exeter Cathedral.

A series of events will be taking place nationwide to celebrate the Coronation.

  • 30 May 2013
  • From the section Devon