1936

Manchester Evening News - - NOSTALGIA -

Jan­uary 20: On this day, the Prince of Wales ac­ceded to the throne as King Ed­ward VIII. He is pic­tured in a fash­ion­able pin-striped suit and boater hat dur­ing a pre­vi­ous visit to Manch­ester.

The fu­ture king was vis­it­ing newly-built homes in Broadoak Road, Wythen­shawe, along with the Mayor of Manch­ester Sir Wil­liam Walker.

A spec­ta­tor be­hind the po­lice­man is cap­tur­ing the mo­ment on a Box Brownie cam­era.

Ed­ward VIII ab­di­cated in De­cem­ber 1936 to marry Amer­i­can di­vorcee Wal­lis Simp­son.

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