Home Page - Year Grid - Contact John - Join our Facebook Group Go to previous page


The fo1lowing week, April 11, 1953, withe publication of the ‘The Funeral and Lying-in-State of H.M. Queen Mary’ number

(Appendix List No. 146). Here are pictures of the procession from Marlborough House to Westminster Hall on March 29 for the Lying-in-State with the four royal Dukes (Edinburgh, Windsor, Gloucester and Kent) following the gun-carriage bearing the coffin of Queen Mary; the Lying-in-State in Westminster Hall with the coffin set on a catafalque on a stepped dais and draped with the Alexandra Pall; the last tribute as thousands of people filed past the bier to pay their last respects; the funeral and burial service in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor; the memorial service in St. Paul’s Cathedral and the official and private tributes of flowers.
The cover is the normal advertising wrapper with the words indicating the special nature of the issue printed at the top. (in some cases this did not appear as a header)
This is issue number 5947, vol. 222, pages 549-592, measuring 37 x 26 cm and priced at two shillings.

next page >>

<<previous page

Click here to go to The Year Grid