ROYAL VISIT COMMEMORATIVE PLATE
ADDED 9 FEBRUARY 2007
With reference to the plate commemorating the Royal Visit in 1937, at
the Coronation of that year, each schoolchild received a cup and saucer
bearing the same design of the flags and royal portraits. I understand
that these were made at a Castleford pottery but the cup bears the logo
‘IDEAL - semi-porcelain - made in England C&C’
On the Royal Visit, October 21st, each child received a matching plate as
well as a glass plate made by Bagley’s. These were initially made for the
Coronation but the word ‘Coronation’ was removed from the mould and ‘Royal Visit
Souvenir, Knottingley Oct 21′ was inserted.
No doubt lots of Knottingley people will still have these souvenirs
somewhere in a cupboard and I have seen some in local charity shops.
9 February 2007