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King George V Collection

"King George V: A Regal Journey Through History" Step back in time and join us on a captivating journey through the life of King George V

Background imageKing George V Collection: No. 6000, King George V

No. 6000, King George V
4-6-0 King Class locomotive, built 1927. Now in preservation

Background imageKing George V Collection: Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928

Railway Queen Mabel Kitson on King George V at Swindon, 1928
Railway Queen Mabel Kitson, photographed on the running board of GWR locomotive King George V, at Swindon Works in 1928. Mabel became Railway Queen in 1927, aged 15

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V with a Borough of Swindon headboard, 1974

King George V with a Borough of Swindon headboard, 1974

Background imageKing George V Collection: Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924

Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924
King George V and Queen Mary visited Swindon Works in April 1924. They arrived and departed on Windsor Castle. Charles Collett (Chief Mechanical Engineer) can be seen leaning out of the cab

Background imageKing George V Collection: The Kings State Barge, Henley Royal Regatta, 1912 (colour litho)

The Kings State Barge, Henley Royal Regatta, 1912 (colour litho)
3093760 The Kings State Barge, Henley Royal Regatta, 1912 (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Kings State Barge, Henley Royal Regatta, 1912)

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V at Plymouth, c1930s

King George V at Plymouth, c1930s
King class locomotive number 6000, King George V, can be seen here at the GWRs Millbay Docks in Plymouth. It is seen alongside a Western Nation bus

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George Vs Silver Jubilee, 1935, (1937). Creator: Unknown

King George Vs Silver Jubilee, 1935, (1937). Creator: Unknown
King George Vs Silver Jubilee, 1935, (1937). The Duke and Duchess of York with their children Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose and the Duke and Duchess of Kent leaving St

Background imageKing George V Collection: The Installation of the Knights of the Order of the Bath, The Kings Offering, 1928

The Installation of the Knights of the Order of the Bath, The Kings Offering, 1928. Artist: Frank O Salisbury
The Installation of the Knights of the Order of the Bath, The Kings Offering, 1928. From The Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Record Number 1910-1935

Background imageKing George V Collection: Queen Marys Chinese Chippendale Room at Buckingham Palace, c1935

Queen Marys Chinese Chippendale Room at Buckingham Palace, c1935. From The Illustrated London News Silver Jubilee Record Number 1910-1935. [The Illustrated London News and Sketch, Ltd. London, 1935]

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V and an Intercity 125 at Paddington Station, 1971

King George V and an Intercity 125 at Paddington Station, 1971
An image where two eras of the railway meet; the King George V locomotive and an Intercity 125 are seen here at Paddington Station, London in 1971

Background imageKing George V Collection: Maling pottery works, women applying transfers ahead of forthcoming royal coronation of

Maling pottery works, women applying transfers ahead of forthcoming royal coronation of King Edward VIII, September 1936

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V entering the cab of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924

King George V entering the cab of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924
King George V and Queen Mary visited Swindon Works in April 1924. They arrived and departed on Windsor Castle

Background imageKing George V Collection: The J-Class yachts Shamrock V and Britannia, 1934. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The J-Class yachts Shamrock V and Britannia, 1934. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The J-Class yachts Shamrock V and Britannia, 1934

Background imageKing George V Collection: The Duchess of York at the time of her wedding, 1923 (1935)

The Duchess of York at the time of her wedding, 1923 (1935). Ardath cigarette card, from a series of 50 commemorating the Silver Jubilee of King George V, 1935

Background imageKing George V Collection: Prince of Wales, 1902

Prince of Wales, 1902. Portrait of the future King George V (1865-1936) on the occasion of the coronation of his father, King Edward VII

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V and Queen Mary on the footplate of Windsor Castle

King George V and Queen Mary on the footplate of Windsor Castle
King George V and Queen Mary on the footplate of locomotive No.4082 Windsor Castle during their visit to Swindon Works in April 1924

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V, 4-6-0 steam locomotive of the Great Western Railway (colour litho)

King George V, 4-6-0 steam locomotive of the Great Western Railway (colour litho)
6014740 King George V, 4-6-0 steam locomotive of the Great Western Railway (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: King George V)

Background imageKing George V Collection: HMY Britannia before being sunk, July 1936. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

HMY Britannia before being sunk, July 1936. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
HMY Britannia before being sunk, July 1936. After Britannia had been stripped of her spars and fittings, her hull was towed out to St Catherines Deep near the Isle of Wight

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V at Twyford East Signal Box, 1940

King George V at Twyford East Signal Box, 1940

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V and Queen Mary on the footplate of Windsor Castle during their visit to Swindon Works

King George V and Queen Mary on the footplate of Windsor Castle during their visit to Swindon Works
April 28th 1924

Background imageKing George V Collection: St Pauls Cathedral, London, venue of the service of prayer and thanksgiving on the Silver Jubilee

St Pauls Cathedral, London, venue of the service of prayer and thanksgiving on the Silver Jubilee of King George V
5233625 St Pauls Cathedral, London, venue of the service of prayer and thanksgiving on the Silver Jubilee of King George V, 1935 (colour litho) by Brewer

Background imageKing George V Collection: Coronation Pageantry of the Past (colour litho)

Coronation Pageantry of the Past (colour litho)
5236297 Coronation Pageantry of the Past (colour litho) by Forestier, Amedee (1854-1930) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Coronation Pageantry of the Past)

Background imageKing George V Collection: King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra and their children and grandchildren (colour litho)

King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra and their children and grandchildren (colour litho)
6031617 King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra and their children and grandchildren (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: King Edward VII)

Background imageKing George V Collection: The christening of the future King Edward VIII, showing Queen Victoria, King Edward VII

The christening of the future King Edward VIII, showing Queen Victoria, King Edward VII
5997702 The christening of the future King Edward VIII, showing Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, and King George V (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageKing George V Collection: Sandringham House, Norfolk, on the night of King George Vs death, 1936

Sandringham House, Norfolk, on the night of King George Vs death, 1936. From George V and Edward VIII - A Royal Souvenir, by F. G. H. Salusbury [Daily Express Publications, London, 1936]

Background imageKing George V Collection: Queen Mary visiting a Welsh colliery, 1935

Queen Mary visiting a Welsh colliery, 1935. A print from King Emperors Jubilee, 1910-1935, by FGH Salusbury, Daily Express Publications, London, 1935

Background imageKing George V Collection: King and Queen leaving St. George's Chapel, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

King and Queen leaving St. George's Chapel, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
King and Queen leaving St. George's Chapel, 1911. Shows the soon-to-be King of England, George V, and his wife Mary of Teck leaving the St

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V at Trooping of Colors, May 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

King George V at Trooping of Colors, May 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
King George V at Trooping of Colors, May 1911. Shows King George V Trooping the Colour, for the first time in May 1911 in front of the Admiralty Extension Building

Background imageKing George V Collection: King Geo. Queen Mary, Earl Plymouth, Prince of Wales at opening 'Festival of Empire', 1912

King Geo. Queen Mary, Earl Plymouth, Prince of Wales at opening "Festival of Empire", 1912. Shows King George V of the United Kingdom

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George as young boy, 1870, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

King George as young boy, 1870, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
King George as young boy, 1870, 1911

Background imageKing George V Collection: King Emperor's Hunt in India, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

King Emperor's Hunt in India, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
King Emperor's Hunt in India, 1911. Shows George V of England, who traveled to India in December 1911 to be installed as King-Emperor of India, on a hunting trip in Nepal, December 1911

Background imageKing George V Collection: Royal Progress, London, 1911, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Royal Progress, London, 1911, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Royal Progress, London, 1911, 1911

Background imageKing George V Collection: King Geo. decorates American, 5 Oct 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

King Geo. decorates American, 5 Oct 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
King Geo. decorates American, 5 Oct 1918 (date created or published later). King George V of Great Britain (1865-1936) giving a medal to an American soldier in France during World War I

Background imageKing George V Collection: U.S. soldiers reviewed by King Geo. between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

U.S. soldiers reviewed by King Geo. between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
U.S. soldiers reviewed by King Geo. between c1915 and c1920. American soldiers being reviewed by George V (1865- 1936) during World War I

Background imageKing George V Collection: Naval disarmament, 1930. Creator: Unknown

Naval disarmament, 1930. Creator: Unknown
Naval disarmament, 1930. Le Desarmement Naval. King George V (1865-1936) welcomes delegates of the United States, Japan, France and Italy to the London Naval Conference

Background imageKing George V Collection: Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary at the time of their Silver Jubilee in 1935, 1951

Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary at the time of their Silver Jubilee in 1935, 1951
Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary at the time of their Silver Jubilee in 1935, (1951). George V (1865-1936) and Mary of Teck (1867-1953) of the United Kingdom

Background imageKing George V Collection: Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary in their coronation robes, 1911, (1951)

Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary in their coronation robes, 1911, (1951). George V (1865-1936) and Mary of Teck (1867-1953) of the United Kingdom

Background imageKing George V Collection: Silver Jubilee 1910-1935, May 6th - King George V and Queen Mary, 1935. Creator: Unknown

Silver Jubilee 1910-1935, May 6th - King George V and Queen Mary, 1935. Creator: Unknown
Silver Jubilee 1910-1935, May 6th - Their Most Gracious Majesties King George V and Queen Mary, 1935. Souvenir postcard celebrating the 25th anniversary of the reign of King George V (1865-1936)

Background imageKing George V Collection: Claude Grahame-White hydroplane, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Claude Grahame-White hydroplane, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Claude Grahame-White Hydroplane, 1912. The early aviation pioneer, Claude Grahame-White flew his hydroplane at Cowes over the assembled yachts which included the Royal Yacht which had King George V

Background imageKing George V Collection: The Prince of Wales and Prince Edward at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, 1908

The Prince of Wales and Prince Edward at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, 1908. The Prince of Wales (1865-1936, later King George V) with his son Prince Edward (1894-1972)

Background imageKing George V Collection: The 221 ton gaff-rigged cutter Britannia sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator

The 221 ton gaff-rigged cutter Britannia sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Creator
The 221 ton gaff-rigged cutter Britannia sailing under spinnaker, 1913. Britannia was owned by King George V. One of the most successful racers of its day, in 1913 it won 8 of the 13 races it entered

Background imageKing George V Collection: Mary of Teck throughout her life

Mary of Teck throughout her life
3586125 Mary of Teck throughout her life; (add.info.: Illustrations of Mary of Teck (1867-1953) wife of King-Emperor George V. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageKing George V Collection: Members of the Royal Family gathering in for a wedding - waving farewell to the bridal couple

Members of the Royal Family gathering in for a wedding - waving farewell to the bridal couple, 1922-23 (b/w photo)
3078575 Members of the Royal Family gathering in for a wedding - waving farewell to the bridal couple, 1922-23 (b/w photo); (add.info.: Photograph taken during the wedding of ?)

Background imageKing George V Collection: A young King George V, 1875

A young King George V, 1875
1576565 A young King George V, 1875; (add.info.: Photograph of a young King George V (1865-1936) seventeen years prior to becoming the Heir to the Throne. Dated 1875); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageKing George V Collection: The wedding of King George V and Queen Mary of Teck

The wedding of King George V and Queen Mary of Teck
3733379 The wedding of King George V and Queen Mary of Teck.; (add.info.: Photograph taken during the wedding of King George V and Queen Mary of Teck)

Background imageKing George V Collection: Duke of York and Nicholas of Russia, 1893

Duke of York and Nicholas of Russia, 1893
1573994 Duke of York and Nicholas of Russia, 1893; (add.info.: Portrait of King George V (1865 - 1936) and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (1868 - 1918)

Background imageKing George V Collection: Queen Victoria sitting with her Great Grandchildren

Queen Victoria sitting with her Great Grandchildren
3586043 Queen Victoria sitting with her Great Grandchildren; (add.info.: Photograph of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) sitting with her Great Grandchildren

Background imageKing George V Collection: King George V of England and King Albert I of Belgium, 1918 (b/w photo)

King George V of England and King Albert I of Belgium, 1918 (b/w photo)
1581456 King George V of England and King Albert I of Belgium, 1918 (b/w photo); (add.info.: Photograph of King George V (1865-1935) and King Albert I of Belgium (1875-1934)




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"King George V: A Regal Journey Through History" Step back in time and join us on a captivating journey through the life of King George V, a monarch who left an indelible mark on British history. No. 6000, King George V, stands tall as a symbol of power and progress, representing the reign of this influential king. In 1928, Railway Queen Mabel Kitson graced its presence at Swindon, showcasing the grandeur that surrounded King George V. The regal splendor continued with King George V proudly displaying a Borough of Swindon headboard in 1974. This gesture exemplified his connection to the people and their admiration for him. Even on water, King George V's influence was felt as The Kings State Barge sailed gracefully during Henley Royal Regatta in 1912. Its vibrant colors captured the essence of his reign. Accompanied by Queen Mary, No 4082 Windsor Castle became more than just a locomotive; it transformed into a royal carriage fit for royalty. Their visit to Swindon Works in 1924 showcased their genuine interest in industrial advancements. Inside Buckingham Palace lies Queen Mary's Chinese Chippendale Room - an exquisite testament to her refined taste and dedication to preserving heritage. This room served as an intimate space where she could reflect upon her husband's accomplishments. Plymouth witnessed King George V's presence during the bustling years of the 1930s when he graced its shores with his regal aura. His visits brought joy and excitement to all who had the privilege to witness them firsthand. In celebration of his Silver Jubilee in 1935 (and again in 1937), unknown creators immortalized this momentous occasion through artistry that captured both his majesty and popularity among his subjects. As times changed, so did transportation methods.