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#786872 - 17th Apr 2013 6:07pm Durham castle
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Does anybody recognise what year this was from? the pic was taken outside Durham castle,


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#786893 - 17th Apr 2013 7:00pm Re: Durham castle [Re: futurepast]
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Could be George VI visit to the North East, war time.
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#786907 - 17th Apr 2013 8:12pm Re: Durham castle [Re: futurepast]
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The chap with the x over his head was a high ranking policeman in Durham at the time on the back of the photo is wrote Durham castle inspection by king and queen and it says Attlie prime minister.

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#786911 - 17th Apr 2013 8:22pm Re: Durham castle [Re: futurepast]
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if atlee was prime minister it must be
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#787095 - 18th Apr 2013 1:56pm Re: Durham castle [Re: futurepast]
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King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited Durham Castle on 8th April 1943 as part of a tour of the Industrial North-east, which also took in Newcastle, South Shields and Sunderland. Despite the fact that somebody has written Attlee's name on the back, I suspect that this is the occasion in the photograph, as it would it account for the battledress being worn by some of the men, which is suggestive of a wartime visit. Of course. Attlee may have been present during the visit in his then role as Leader of the Labour Party, though I haven't been able to confirm this.

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