Newcastle-under-Lyme in old picture postcards volume 1

Newcastle-under-Lyme in old picture postcards volume 1

Auteur
:   Paul Bemrose
Gemeente
:  
Provincie
:   Staffordshire
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-2455-3
Pagina's
:   128
Prijs
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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49. The powerful Sneyd family formerly owned Keele Hall and played a not insignificant part in moulding the history of the town and its surrounding areas. As this card confirms, they acted as host to Grand Duke Michael of Russia whilst on an indefinite stay in England. It was in fact he who was prevailed up on to unveil the statue of Queen Victoria in 1903.

50. Grand Duke Michael himself posing on the Keele Hall steps about 1905.

51. Royal visits always provide occasions where crowds and their reactions can be studied in detail, sometimes with amusing results. Perhaps the most grand and lavish event organised by the town was on the occasion of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in April 1913, the year befare the outbreak of Wor1d War L This is a cornposite cornmemorative souvenir of their visit published by W. Shaw of Burslem.

52. Here, an official photograph of the welcoming cerernony.

53. Queen Victoria suitably decorated for the occasion although she still does not look 'amused'.





54. 'Flying the Flag.'

55. The whole town was bedecked in bunting and flags. Even a patriotic silent movie had been found and was being screened at the Newcastle cinema to fit the occasion.

56. Edward, Duke of Windsar and Prince of Wales, was the last royal personality to visit Newcastle befare 1930. It was in 1925 that he arrived. Here the royal entourage is entering Nelson Place and about to mount the rostrum just around the corner.

57. An incredulous Prince of Wales looks on as the welcoming speech is delivered. Everyone seems to be slightly amused by what is being said, even the Prince's aide looks unbelieving!

58. Churches have always played a major role in the life of the cornmunity. The Parish Church of St. Giles is no exception. This plate illustrates what the former Georgian styled church interior looked like before the new building replaced it in 1876.

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