Gnosall Parish Council
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Courtesy of: FP | Event estimated date: 1907
Staffordshire Advertiser, 13.11.1907
Edward VII had stayed at Ingestre Hall for some shooting. On his way back, he travelled by car to Stafford and thence to Lilleshall via Gnosall:
The cars containing the King and party passed through the village of Gnosall. Everyone who possessed a flag had it suspended and the schoolchildren gathered near the Royal Oak to catch a glimpse of his Majesty, many of them having little flags to wave. As the car in which the King travelled past, they sang a verse of the National Anthem. Many of the villagers also turned out to show their loyalty, and the bells rang a merry peel afterwards. The King raised his hat in acknowledgement of the cheers given as he passed.
The town of Newport was gaily decorated …