remembering the Coronation Fleet Review of King George VI at Spithead

Thursday May 20th. 1937

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July 1935 saw a grand review of the Royal Naval Fleet off Spithead for the Silver Jubilee of King George V. The above publication was issued to commemorate the next review in honour of the Coronation of King George VI when 160 ships were for review, the same number as at the previous occasion. Here are some of the illustrations from it. Over the passing of time they have become historically interesting, especially if you live in Portsmouth, when at the previous 1935 review you may have purchased this commemorative postcard. There was also a smaller "review" in 1935 at Plymouth Sound where this photo was taken from Plymouth Hoe. note Hoe Pier later to be bombed and burnt out in a World War II Blitz.


a map showing where all the ships were positioned....what a lot!!

new houses for sale in the Portsmouth/Portsdown Hill this your must be someones. This one is for West End Gardens, Redlands Lane, at Fareham.

and now some shops and small firms:

hats at Dorothy Cooper

building supplies at G.A.Days

bicycles at Allens

clothing at J.Davidson

dancing at the Cumberland Ballrooms

travel goods at James Watkins

household goods from Keasts

a new Vauxhall car from United Service Garage

why rent a home, when you can buy with a lttle help from the Co-op

a new car from Wadham Bros.

if you are moving house, use Park`s

latest fashions at Helene

or ladies corsets from Alder`s

and buy your food at Pink`s