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Robinson Bros shop decorated for coronation
The Slaugham Archive
Robinson Bros shop decorated for coronation

King George V died on 20th January 1936 and there followed a short period during which Edward VIII reigned. After Edward’s abdication on 11th December 1936, the coronation of his brother, George VI, took place on 12th May 1937. The picture shows Robinson Bros shop well decorated for the coronation with a picture of the new king above the doorways and “GR” inscribed on the long banner hanging across the whole width of the shop.
The notice board affixed to the wall between the two doorways is marked “Handcross and District British Legion”. The British Legion had been formed in 1921 when a merger took place of four similar organisations, all catering for the needs of ex-servicemen.
Picture added on 08 October 2012 at 12:31
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