Coronation Day, 2 June 1953! The Clagg family from Sheffield are determined to be a part of the momentuous day:  Will, a steelworker and his wife Violet, their two children Johnny and Gwenny and grumbling Granny. During the long hours of Coronation Day, each of the five go through a profound change – they learn to relinquish their own desires and their own ends, and each return home laden with gifst that would remain with them for the rest of their lives.