Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Accession Part III

Sorrow for the King: loyalty to the Queen

Hornsey Journal 15th February 1952

Standing in respectful silence, a full muster of the members of Hornsey Borough Council at a special meeting on Monday (11th Feb.) unanimously passed a resolution to send an address of condolence, sympathy and loyalty to the Queen and the Royal Family.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Accession Part II

King George VI died at Sandringham House on 6th February 1952. On 11th February his coffin was taken to London by train. Below are Hornsey Journal extracts from 15th February edition of how the people of Hornsey became personally involved. NB. This account places the Royal train passing through Hornsey first (2.37pm), when chronologically, it had passed through Harringay slightly earlier (2.35pm).

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Accession

King George VI died in his sleep early in the morning of Wednesday, 6th February, 1952.  Below are Hornsey Journal extracts of the 8th February edition of how the news was received in the Borough of Hornsey

A fragment of the front page of the Hornsey Journal, Friday 8th February 1952
A fragment of the front page of the Hornsey Journal, Friday 8th February 1952

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