Aireborough Historical Society

1863 Yeadon Royal Wedding Celebrations




Title
Yeadon Royal Wedding Celebrations
Date March 1863
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
W499
Comment

The day was kept as a holiday in this village.

People above sixty years of age were gratuitously regaled in High Street school room to the number of two hundred and fifty.

After tea the people were supplied with tobacco, figs, raisins , oranges &c.

        Messrs Baldwin, Brown & Co gave a splendid feast to the shareholders and friends in the new buildings erected by Messrs Hodgsons which were illuminated with appropriate devices.

A triumphal arch of evergreens decorated the entrance.


Further information by Christine Lovedale

       The wedding celebrated was of the Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

He married Princess Alexandra of Denmark, on the death of his mother he became King Edward V11.

 

Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling.

 

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