The coronations of George V, King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, and his wife, Mary of Teck, took place at Westminster Abbey in London on the 22nd of June, 1911. The ceremony was held more than a year after the death of George’s predecessor and father, Edward VII.
The Coronation Annexe was built in front of Westminster Abbey, designed to blend in with the Abbey’s Gothic features.
The Coronation Ceremony of His Most Gracious Majesty King George V in Westminster Abbey. 22nd June 1911 by John Henry Frederick Bacon.
Following the coronation, the King and Queen went on a tour that included Ireland and India.
King George ruled until his death in January of 1936.
Dancers from the London Festival Ballet on the 31st of May, 1952. They are photographed on London’s Southbank.
The company was renamed the English National Ballet in 1989, and is today home to some of the world’s most famous ballet stars, many of them from overseas.
Winnie in 1914 X
Winnipeg (or Winnie), a female black bear from Canada and the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh, died in London Zoo on the 12th of May, 1934. She was twenty at the time.
Winnie and Harry Colebourn X
Winnie was purchased as an orphaned cub at a train stop in Ontario in 1914. She was bought for $20 by Harry Colebourn, a twenty-seven year old veterinarian who had volunteered for World War One and was on his way to report for duty. He named her after his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Winnie plays with Canadian soldiers during WW1.
Winnie, who became a military mascot, was kept in London for the years Colebourn served in the war, and he eventually donated her to the zoo.
Winnie-the-Pooh makes a debut on Christmas Eve, 1925. X
The inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh came after creator A. A. Milne’s son Christopher Robin visited the bear at the zoo and changed the name of his toy bear from “Edward Bear” to “Winnie the Pooh”.