Middy reports on death of the King

JPMT. 1952 copy pix from the Middy.

JPMT. 1952 copy pix from the Middy.

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On Wednesday, February 13, 1952 the Mid Sussex Times front page read - ‘Mid-Sussex mourns death of the King’.

The paper reported on the death of King George VI, the current Queen’s father, it said: “Shortly after 11am last Wednesday the staggering blow fell upon Mid Sussex ‘The King is Dead!’ People look aghast - ‘It can’t be true’ The telephone was quickly at work, from Haywards Heath to high places, from Burgess Hill to Haywards Heath and from the surrounding villages, only to meet with official confirmation of the sad news. ‘Yes the King is dead!’ The BBC proclaimed.”

JPMT. 1952 copy pix from the Middy. The Balcombe Royal Wedding

JPMT. 1952 copy pix from the Middy. The Balcombe Royal Wedding

The King died at 10.45am on February 6, 1952.

 

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