1953 Queen-coronation
This image shows Viscount Gavin Simonds (in wig) standing behind the Queen’s right shoulder at her Coronation.
The House of Simonds through nine reigns: This delightful history was published in-house and again in the House Magazine, The Hop Leaf Gazette, as part of the Brewery celebrations for the accession of Queen Elizabeth II:


By this time, H&G Simonds had 1,400 licensed houses and four active breweries, while beer output had risen since 1916 from under 200,000 to almost 500,000 barrels.