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

PUBLISHED: 16:16 12 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:16 12 September 2014

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,


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.

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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