King George V & Queen Mary’s 1913 Visit to Goldenhill

Pictured is the Swan Inn Public House in Goldenhill, which was taken in April 1913.

Swan Inn, High Street, Goldenhill 1913

The decorated public house shows crowds of people standing outside and waiting to see if they can catch a glimpse of King George V along with Queen Mary.

In 1913 King George V would have only been on the thrown for 3 years after the death of his father King Edward VII.

The Swan Inn used to be located next to St John’s Anglican Church, which is on the High Street in Goldenhill.

Unfortunately, the Swan Inn was demolished in the 1960’s, possibly 1967.

Follow the link for British Pathe News of  King George V and Queen Mary’s Silver Wedding in 1918

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/king-george-v-and-queen-marys-silver-wedding-proce

1 comment to King George V & Queen Mary’s 1913 Visit to Goldenhill

  • mhancoc1

    This is a great picture, I am currently doing my family tree from which I have quite alot of ancestors that where living in goldenhill and tunstall in 1913, this as given me an insight of something that they were probably very excited about at the time.
    These consist of Moran, Reeves, Green, Bossons, Wykes, Timmis, Kirkham, Clarkson, Plant, McDonough, Rigby, Raftery, Vallely, Maloney and I am sure there will be more.

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