Speech by King George V

Object number

LDVAL 2906/7


Exact 1931

Physical description

Framed typescript bearing the Royal crest at the centre top. A white sheet of paper typed throughout in black ink. Mounted in cream and gold, and framed






Frame length: 455mm
width: 315mm

Collection type

Social history


Inscription Typed On front: I thank you for your loyal and dutiful / Address and for the cordial welcome which you have / given us. I am grateful for your congratulations / upon my restoration to health and for the expression / of your attachment and good wishes. / The Queen and I are gratified that you / retain the affectionate recollection of our previous / visits to Barking for the opening of the Becontree Estate and the Creekmouth Generating Station, and / we are very glad to be here again today. It is / a matter of the utmost importance that the great / increase of population in you neighbourhood / should not be allowed to outrun the provision of / those social services, essential to a well ordered modern community; and I am happy that the public- / spirited efforts which have been made in the face / of great difficulties to meet the primary necessity / of hospital accommodation have been crowned with / well-deserved success. / I am glad to lear that the Council are / working actively and zealously to promote the / progress of the town and the physical and moral / welfare of the people. I pray that the guidance / and blessing of Divine Providence may be with them, / and that the ancient town of Barking may enter / upon a new era of happy and properous growth. / 18th. July, 1931.

Alternative reference

Entry Number T34/7

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Start dateExact 1931
InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeSocial history