Can anyone settle an argument please? - date of royal visit to Crewe 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by Mark Potts, Sep 5, 2021.

  1. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Member

    Hi all. Can anybody come up with a date for a royal visit to Crewe in 1940 please? There is a certain amount of debate going on regarding the King and Queen's visit to the town on either August 29 or September 5. There is a Pathe newsreel of the event on line but no date. If anybody can come up with the evidence to pin it to one of these dates, I will be truly grateful. Best wishes, Mark.
     

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  2. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

  3. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Member

    Thank you so much for this mate. I was on the side of August 29, so cheers!!
     
  4. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

    29 August.

    What a strange thing to have an argument about!
     
  5. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    On the other hand .....................

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    Perhaps they stayed for the weekend!
     
  6. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    I guess they did not want to mention /connect it to the air-raid.
     
  7. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Member

    That's the report which has caused all the arguments as if you work it out according to this report, it is September 5???
     
  8. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

    Read carefully. Does it say which Thursday? The 29th was a Thursday too. ;)
     
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  9. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    The Band Dairy puts it on Aug 29th which was after 2 night raids. I presume the newspaper was told to 'delay/confuse' the details.
     
  10. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

    If it's really that important...
    1. Check the itinery of the Royal Train. Records are held at the National Railway Museum. Check boxes 08/40 and 09/40.
    2. Follow The Times reporting for the days before and after.
     
  11. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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  12. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

  13. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

    I suspect that all those smart enough to work out 5 September was a Thursday neglected to work out that 29 August was one too.

    30 seconds of google-fu and problem solved.
     
  14. Mark Potts

    Mark Potts Member

    Thank you all for your input guys. It was definitely August 29. Regards, Mark
     

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