6th July 1893 - Salisbury celebrates marriage of Duke of York to Princess Mary

Mary_of_Teck_4 On 6th July 1898 there were celebrations in Salisbury for the marriage of the Duke of York to Princess May[1].

TJ Northey describes

The 6th of July, 1898, will long be remembered by the present generation of Salisbury people, as a day of rejoicing in connection with the marriage of Princess May and the Duke of York. On this occasion there was the customary procession (in which the Giant and Hobnob figured conspicuously) round the streets, with a service afterwards at the Cathedral. In the evening there were sports in the Victoria Park, a torchlight procession in the evening, and a display of fireworks on the Green Croft to wind up the day's pleasure. The following day there was a treat to the school children. It is needless to add that the streets of the city were gaily decorated on this auspicious occasion[2]

Picture: By Topley Studio; Photographer: WIlliam James Topley (1845-1930) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Footnotes

[1] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.

[2] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt.

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