Coronation of King George Celebrations in Skegness

Skegness celebrated the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in July 1911 with much pomp and circumstance. The picture shows the crowds in Lumley Square, Skegness, and Mr A T Porter, headmaster of the National School addressing the crowds from a makeshift podium near the train station. Several of the carriages, as described in the newspaper cuttings, are also visible.

The celebrations, however, did not go without incident, as a large flag pole crashed down into some telephone wires, and the Coronation Tree, which followed the procession, promptly died after its planting!

See also Life and Death of the Skegness Coronation Tree

Seacroft held its own, separate celebrations.

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