This week Sepia Saturday showed us his magazine cover, so now I’ll show him mine. Actually it belonged to my mother and it was a Souvenir of the Royal Jubilee, 1910-1935 which was included with the English magazine Weldon’s Ladies’ Journal in April 1935, one of Weldon’s range of publishing interests.
Their tribute was to King George V ( the grandson of Queen Victoria) and Queen Mary, celebrating fifteen years on the throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as other bits and pieces around the world. At times the emphasis is on the part women have played during those years. You will probably need to click on the images and enlarge them to read the explanations.
But times were changing and during World War I women worked at many different jobs for the first time.
Finally the small town of Appledore in Devon celebrating the Jubilee. This video, found on YouTube, put together by a young girl who was there with photos taken by her father. Watch for the two little girls in the striped crepe paper dresses.
Before becoming King, as tbe Duke of York, George visited Australia in 1901 and opened the first Session of Parliament when the Commonwealth of Australia was formed from the several States.
King George V died in January 1936 but Queen Mary lived long enough to see her granddaughter become Queen Elizabeth II.
More links to magazine covers and other goodies can be seen at Sepia Saturday.