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RODNEY STREET 1950

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PRINCESS MARGARET, WIGAN TOWN HALL VISIT, MARCH 1950
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 32035
Princess Margaret on a visit to Lancashire towns in March 1950, arrives at Wigan Town Hall for tea. She was greeted by the Mayor, Councillor W Higham (seen near the Belisha Beacon wearing his chain of office).
A tv bioptic of Margaret's life was shown recently, contradicting many of the commonly held assumptions held about her. A view probably shaped by the British press who seemed to delight in searching for "sensational" stories.
After tea at the Town Hall, Margaret joined the Royal train at the North-Western station, Wigan.

Comment by: Beryl on 1st April 2020 at 12:15

Ah the press - an honourable profession often led by dis honourable people.

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