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There is also a newspaper article by C. A. Smith with his name: It was in the Sunderland Echo, on May 6th 1965, presumably from an earlier article


”1911 Coronation - A Time To Remember - Seaham’s Day Of Festivity”


It is Thursday, June 22, 1911. Seaham is all agog with excitement. Two days ago, tickets for dinner were distributed to the poor at the Londonderry Institute between 10am and 1pm.

Today, Seaham Harbour will celebrate the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary. The programs have been printed in colour and distributed by the committee responsible for carrying out the celebration under the chairmanship of James W. Grant, Esq. and Henry B. Wright, Esq., clerk.

By 9am the expectant crowds gathered in the streets to await the arrival of the procession which had formed up on the Terrace Green, so often the scene of great events in Seaham’s history.


Procession

Here, the friendly societies and public bodies mustered under the procession marshals - Inspector Banks, B.Q.M. Sgt. J.T.R. Heppell, B.Q.M. Sgt. G.W. Gotts, Sgt. J. Thirlwell, and Sgt. J. Snowball. “

The article goes on to describe the order of the march and where it went. See this link for further details:

 www.east-durham.co.uk

Lifeboatman - 2

Thanks to Ian Gotts in Kings Lynn for this

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