10th March 1863 - Salisbury celebrates the wedding of the future Edward VII and Queen Alexandra

King_Edward_VII_and_Queen_Alexandra_-_Wedding_-1863.jpg On 10th of March 1863 there were celebrations in Salisbury for the marriage of the then Prince of Wales, who was to become Edward VII[1]”.

TJ Northy writes:

Salisbury, which had so many times previously during the present century been a city of rejoicing, was once more en fete on the 10th of March, 1868, on the occasion of the marriage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

There was the customary procession, sports in the Market Place, and a bonfire in the Green Croft, besides a concert in the Market House, followed by a “people’s ball,” with a full dress ball also at the Assembly Rooms.

About 250 persons sat down to a sumptuous breakfast at the Council Chamber, and feasts were held by the local clubs at their club rooms.

The wherewithal to provide dinners at their own homes was furnished for 4,557 adults, and 8,440 children. The infants were given a liberal breakfast of tea and cake, and the older children were similarly regaled in the evening[2].

Image Credit

By John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813–1901) [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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