Strawberry "Jubilade" to go on display in Battersea for Royal celebration
8:05am Tuesday 24th April 2012 in News
An empty can of a strawberry fizzy drink created to celebrate the Silver Jubilee in 1977 will go on display as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The strawberry flavoured "Jubilade" fizzy drink was produced by the Co-op in 1977 to commemorate the Queen's 25 years on the throne.
A label from a can of Silver Jubilee mousse, made by Findus and cost 11p, will also be in the display of royal mementoes which runs from June 3-24 at the Pump House Gallery, in Battersea.
Elsie Jones, the owner of the Jubilade can and Silver Jubilee mousse label, said: "I like collecting things that are odd or a bit absurd, and even at the age of 15 in 1977, I thought that a strawberry flavour drink was not perhaps the most regal souvenir.
"I can't remember what it tasted like, but it can't have been good."
A drop-in day for contributions takes place at the Pumphouse Gallery on April 28 when people are invited to bring souvenirs and stories between 10am-4pm.
Clare Patey, co-curator of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Festival, said: "Whether you have a royal pencil case, mug, tea towel or photos; have met a member of The Royal Family or played a role in royal celebrations over the years; we would love to hear from you."
The exhibition's organisers are now looking for more souvenirs to be part of the exhibition.