The Proclamation of King George V

A photograph taken during the proclamation of King George V – May 6th 1910, from the balcony of the Town Hall.   Note the fascia above Althams shop in the background, it is still the same today. 

Photograph and detail courtesy of Derek Buttle.

4 thoughts on “The Proclamation of King George V

  1. I wonder what was the protocol regarding hats in those days?
    All of the balcony party are hatless, and here and there you can spot men in the crowd who are in the process of removing their hats. Maybe the bugler on the balcony had started to play the national anthem? Any other suggestions?


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