Year of three kings, 1936, brought to life during March Society talk

John Shaw gave a talk on the three kings to the March Society,

John Shaw gave a talk on the three kings to the March Society, - Credit: Archant

The year Great Britain had three kings was brought to life at this month’s meeting of the March Society.

Retired music teacher John Shaw gave a presentation about 1936, which had kings George V, Edward Vlll and George Vl.

The only other time there have been three monarchs in a single year was 1066.

Mr Shaw created a wall-to-wall display of his vast collection of documents, photos, currency, postcards, stamps and other memorabilia associated with March during 1936.

It included a copy of March’s first telegram, which was sent to King Edward Vlll by staff at March Post Office.

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The next event of The March Society, on Wednesday, October 8 at 7pm in March Library, will feature a talk by John Elworthy, editor of The Cambs Times, the Wisbech Standard and the Ely Standard, entitled Life and Times.

Members £2, non-members £3, including tea, coffee and biscuits.

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