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Coronation procession, Aberdeen, scenes from historical pageant
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Coronation procession, Aberdeen, scenes from historical pageant

Historic Photographs
David Oswald
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Coronation procession, Aberdeen, scenes from historical pageant
Historic Photographs
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Coronation procession, Aberdeen, scenes from historical pageant
An Adelphi Series postcard showing the procession to mark the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary passing through the Union Bridge section of Union Street on 22 June 1911.

The postcard shows the historical pageant section of the procession. A viking appears to be at present and a banner reads "Sir William Wallace". Newspapers from the time report that the procession and pageant was three miles long in total and traversed six miles of the city's streets after starting at the Links.

This image shows the junction with Union Terrace and Union Street and the bridge extensively decorated for the event. The image also shows interesting businesses of the time such as the Union Bridge Billiards Saloon at the back of Belmont Street and John Fraser's auction rooms at 140 Union Street.
Union Street
Special Occasions, Royalty
Adelphi Series
PC01_12
Aberdeen Local Studies
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