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Unidentified event showing a mixed group in Shirebrook Market Place
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This event could be for either the day King George V and Queen Mary visited Shirebrook in 1914 or another possibility could be the declaration of War (WW1). The style of hats and clothing suggest a date of 1900's-1914. The group of people do not look very festive and the men seem to be clustered in the centre of the group, so the most likely reason would be a mustering of men ready to become recruits for the war, Although another possibility could be the public proclamation of the death of Queen Victoria and the accession to the throne of King Edward VII in 1901, or the death of King Edward VII in 1910 and the accession to the throne of King George V. Such announcements drew large crowds in the days before widespread newspaper media coverage.