8th September 1831 - Salisbury celebrates coronation of William IV

On September 8th 1831 celebrations were held to mark the coronation of William and Queen Adelaide[1]”.

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TJ Northey describes events

There were greater rejoicings, however, at the coronation of William and Queen Adelaide on September 8tli of the year following. Merry peals clangoured forth from the church towers, there was volley firing by the volunteers in the Market Place, flags, banners and bunting gaily adorned the city, and when evening came the streets were bright with illuminations.

Hospitality, which has nearly always been characteristic of such functions in this locality, was not forgotten. Sums of money were distributed among the poor ; the Mayor and Corporation, and many of the leading citizens dined at the Council Chamber, and the Volunteers were rewarded for their loyal services by being regaled at the various hostelries[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.

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