TQ1985 : Wembley British Empire Exhibition 1924

taken 97 years ago, 3 km from Wembley, Brent, Great Britain

Wembley British Empire Exhibition 1924
Wembley British Empire Exhibition 1924
Another set of photographs from my great grandmother's collection.

The British Empire Exhibition was opened on St George’s Day, 23 April 1924, by King George V and Queen Mary at the Empire Stadium. The idea for an exhibition of industry across the Empire was under consideration from early on in the twentieth century; however the idea was abandoned when the Russo-Japanese war broke out in 1904. In 1913, the idea was resurrected by Lord Strathcona, however the outbreak of the First World War meant that the exhibition was delayed for a second time. In 1919 the proposition was reconsidered again at a lunch at the Empire Club which was attended by Prime Ministers and High Commissioners from across the Empire who agreed on a proposed date of 1921. After successfully passing through both Houses of Parliament, the Government became joint guarantor, ending up funding around 50% of the £2,200,000 raised to stage the exhibition. 1923 was proposed as the new opening date, yet this was later postponed to 1924.

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Date Taken
23 April 1924   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 6 September, 2016
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Primary Subject of Photo
Exhibition Centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1947 8565 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.4255N 0:16.6847W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1949 8564
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