Saturday, June 15, 2019

80 years ago this month...

Photo postcard from Cairns family collection

Royal Train passed through King City
The postcard above is from my wife's family's collection of old photos.   It was 80 years ago, on May 17, 1939, that King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth started a transcontinental royal tour of both Canada and the USA, ostensibly to promote international friendship and solidarity, in the face of looming war that broke out later in the year.
Their royal train passed through King City as they headed to western Canada.   Their tour of both countries ended on today's date, June 15th, 80 years ago.

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace   

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