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King George V visit to Preston in 1913 to be commemorated by Harris Museum & Art Gallery

Posted on - 6th July, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Events, History
The King and Queen standing on a specially built platform at the old Town Hall

The King and Queen standing on a specially built platform at the old Town Hall

A series of events to commemorate a hundred years since the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Preston starts on Saturday.

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The King and Queen came to the city in July 1913 and the Harris Museum is raiding the archives in memory.

On Saturday 6 July there will be a free family fun day from 11am to 3pm, including a chance to speak to Will Onda who filmed the events in 1913.

A special screening of a compilation of local newsreels will take place on Monday 8 July, with two showings at 2pm and 7pm. This costs £5.

The Horrockses Mill Model, made for the Royal visit, will be on display at 1pm on Wednesday 10 July.

On the same day at 6pm there will be a lecture from history curator Emma Heslewood on the background, events and controversy surrounding the Royal visit.

Tickets are £3 and available via Eventbrite or calling 01772 905 414.

Image credit to Preston Digital Archive

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