a Royal visit in 1939

1939 Royal Visit
School Kids and Union Jacks

Toronto. You likely don’t remember the time when the 1939 Royal visit took place. My step-mother vividly remembered going to North Bay with her parents to see the Royal couple as they headed west. Her mother was born in Surrey, England and her father fought in the Great War and her brother in the second World War.

The big daily newspaper here was the Toronto Star which her parents bought each day. Years later, The Star archive was donated to the Toronto Public Library.

This panorama shows the crowd of children in Western Ontario out to welcome the new King and his Queen (parents of Queen Elizabeth II). Thanks to George Dunbar who discovered this amazing photo at the TPL.

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