New Commonwealth Day display unveiled
Photos and drawings of Commonwealth parliament buildings that were first on display more than 80 years ago have been unveiled by the Speaker of the House of Commons. Archive depictions of Commonwealth members’ legislatures were displayed in Parliament alongside modern photographs. Sir Lindsay Hoyle said showing pictures of legislatures then and now “was a great way of demonstrating the enduring nature of the Commonwealth and the bonds that tie us together”.
The archive pictures were first exhibited by the Parliamentary Press Gallery on 12 February 1934 and opened by then-Speaker Edward Fitzroy. The opening of its 2022 successor display followed the annual raising of the Commonwealth flag in New
Palace Yard to mark Commonwealth Day, with a special ceremony witnessed by High Commissioners representing Commonwealth nations, plus representatives from the British Overseas Territories.