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 [3]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]

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.

[xx] Mary was sometimes known as ‘May’. Wikipedia says that:

Princess Victoria Mary (“May”) of Teck was born on 26 May 1867 at Kensington Palace, London. May’s father was Prince Francis, Duke of Teck, the son of Duke Alexander of Wurttemberg by his morganatic wife, Claudine Rhedey von Kis-Rhede (created Countess von Hohenstein in the Austrian Empire). May’s mother was Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, the third child and younger daughter of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, and Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel. She was baptised in the Chapel Royal of Kensington Palace on 27 July 1867 by Charles Thomas Longley, Archbishop of Canterbury.[2] Before she became queen, she was known to her family, friends and the public by the diminutive name of “May”, after her birth month

Mary of Teck. (2017, October 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:34, October 10, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mary_of_Teck&oldid=803636669

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