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Prince of Wales visit, 1926
Prince of Wales visit, 1926
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Brief Description: Visit of the Prince of Wales to Huntley & Palmers on 25 June 1926
Subject Date: 1926
Full Description: Large crowds gathered across Reading to greet the Prince of Wales, later to become the Duke of Windsor. The photograph shows the clear segregation of male and female employees - with the women wearing white and the men in darker clothes. The Princes' visit was to mark the supposed centenary of the company - in fact the company was already 104 years old! His other engagements that day included Huntley, Boorne & Stevens tin works and the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The Prince was an extremely popular figure until the 1936 abdication crisis when he refused to give up Mrs Simpson.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Biscuit Factory, King's Road, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 22.4cm, Width: 29.8cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, royalty, events, architecture, people, event, street scene, Royal visit
Name Subject: Edward Prince of Wales
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.120.268.4
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_120_268_4~1_356-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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