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Visit of King George V and Queen Mary, 1918
 
   
Visit of King George V and Queen Mary, 1918
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Brief Description: Spectators climb a lamp post to see King George V and Queen Mary on their way to visit Huntley & Palmers on 12 March 1918
Subject Date: 12 March 1918
Publisher: London News Agency Photo Ltd.
 
Full Description: Royal visits to the Huntley & Palmers factory began in the 1880s and continued throughout the twentieth century. On this occasion there were dense masses in the neighbourhood of the factory and the windows of the houses opposite the building were crowded. Every employee of Huntley & Palmers was given an extra weeks pay to commemorate the special event.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Market Place, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 20.4cm, Width: 15.2cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, royalty, royal visit, lamp post, monument
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.120.268.1
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_120_268_1~1_353-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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