King George VI - Thanking British Children
A certificate from King George VI to the children of Great Britain on 8th June, 1946 - issued as a momento for sharing in the hardships and ultimate triumph during World War Two. The message concludes with the sentence:
"May these qualities (pride, courage, endurance and enterprise) be yours as you grow up and join in the common effort to establish among the nations of the world unity and peace."
The reverse of the certificate lists the principal events of the war and includes a space at the base for detailing the recipient's war contributions an the contibutions of his/her family.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/Tom Gillmor
The Loan Collection Exhibition - South Kensington: (left to right from top
The Loan Collection Exhibition - South Kensington: (left to right from top) Largest Known Pearl, Silver Flask, Silver-gilt Spoon, Coffret in Gilt Metal, Silerv-gilt Reliquary, Double-bulbed Cup, Sevigne Gold Open Filigree-work Set with Pearls, Hemispherical Cat's-eye, Silver and Silver-gilt Spoons, Silver-gilt Nef, Pencase of King Henry VI, Oliver Cromwell's Watch and Silver Parcel-gilt Nef. Date: 1862
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Duke of York at the reconstructed G.P.O. at Mount Pleasant
Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI 1895-1952) at the reconstructed G.P.O. at sorting Office at Mount Pleasant, London - November 1934. During his visit, the Duke claimed the invention of mails for his royal ancestor king Edward IV, who delivered dispatched=s by horse relay in 1482. This picture shows the Duke trying his hand at sorting mail and being in receipt of advice from everybody while Postmaster-General Sir Kingsley Wood, smiles. Date: 1934
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection