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Preparing for a Royal Visit at Helston Union Workhouse, 1903

NumberHESFM:1977.1071
PlaceHelston Cornwall United Kingdom
Date7..1903
KeywordsHelston Events Royal Visits
PhotographerUnknown
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Decorated arch erected over the gates of Helston Union Workhouse to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, later King George V and Queen Mary, who passed through Helston on a visit to Marconi's Wireless Station at Poldhu, Mullion in July 1903. The inscription on the banner reads 'Our Duke and Duchess God Bless Them'. A gentleman appears to be putting final touches to the decorations. A well dressed woman and two young girls are standing in front of the gates.