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The three subsequent numbers detail the celebrations connected with the Jubilee. (Appendix List nos. 15, 16, 17) The weekly number of June 25th, 1887
(no. 2514 vol. 90, pages 705—720; price 6d.) covers the Jubilee Thanksgiving Festival of Tuesday 21st June, the highlight of which was the Thanksgiving Service at Westminster Abbey. Other events were the Children’s Jubilee fete in Hyde Park, the illuminations and similar metropolitan celebrations.
The weekly number of
(no. 2515 vol. 91, pages 1-32, price 6d.) continues the account of the proceedings held in London on June 21st. These include the festive decorations in the streets, the royal procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey, the Thanksgiving Service performed in the Abbey, the return procession to the Palace and the Children’s Fete in Hyde Park.
The third weekly number of July 9th
(no. 2516, vol. 91 pages 33-60 price 6d.) covers the festivities in different parts of the country such as Winchester, York and Leicester as well as the Jubilee Garden Party held at Buckingham Palace on June 29th , the Jubilee Yacht Race round the British Isles and the Jubilee Volunteer Review. The last three numbers are included in this review of special numbers since the top quarter of the advertising wrappers has an emblematic masthead in blue: two cupids surrounded by garlands of national flowers hold up a scroll with the words ‘The Queen’s Jubilee’ The issue for July 2nd has the words ‘Second Week’ printed in blue on the date line and the issue of July 9th has ‘Third Week’ similarly displayed. next page >>