River Revels on Coronation Day

In 1953, on Coronation Day, the River Revels took place on Bury Field. They were organised and put on by PAG Productions (Colonel Payne, Pete Adams, and Ron Groom). They entertained the crowd with a "Zulu invasion", a tug-of-war across the River Ouse, and by dropping flour bombs on them from light aircaft. There was a staged visit from an eastern dignatory, the Damus of Nelroy, (later found to be Jimmy Adams from Olney).