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The Royal Visit To Open No 9 Dock - The Royal Procession: Contents

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No. Title Description
1  The Procession  At 12.30pm the royal train arrived at Victoria Station for the first part of the King and Queen's day in Manchester. From the station they travelled to the Town Hall in Albert...
2  A Public Holiday  The day had been declared a local Bank Holiday because the City's bankers had sent a letter to T. Thornhill Shann, Lord Mayor of Manchester, raising their concerns over the nu...
3  Decorating The Royal Procession  The cheering crowd greeted the Royal Procession as it entered Stretford. The Royal Visitors' entrance was marked by a floral banner welcoming the Royal Party, which was stretc...
4  What The Decorated Route May Have Looked Like  The eventual winner of the contract was Womersley Limited. We can get some idea of what the route along Stretford Road would have been like from this postcard that has been ov...
5  Trafford Park Industrial Estate  As well as the decorated route furnished by Womersley, the Trafford Park Estates Company created their own tribute to the Royal Visit by constructing an arch made from the pro...