King George V Coronation 1911

George V Coronation 1911

To celebrate the coronation of King George V on 2nd June1911 an ox was roasted in the Market Place. Left to right (carvers & cooks): Supt. Maunders; Bob Hughes; Doe Parker, the vet; Bert Pullen; Mr Haynes; Edward Heavens; George Heavens; Tommy (Tinker) Anns.

Two of the cooks wore long white coats, one can be seen leaning over in the smoke in the photo below (far left). And the band played on. Not one person to be seen without a hat!

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  1. The Changing Faces of Faringdon and Surrounding Villages – Book 1 p49. By Rosemary Church, Jim Brown, Millie Bryan and Beryl Newman. Robert Boyd Publications 1999 – now out of print.

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