The visit of M. Fallières, President of the Republic of France to the Franco-British Exhibition.

Pictures and translation by Alan Sabey.

 

     

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1          M. Fallières, President of the Republic, disembarking at Dover and was met by the Prince of     Connaught on behalf of the King.

 

2          The arrival at Dover, M. Fallières, the President of the Republic and the Prince of Connaught     on the pier.

 

3          The arrival at London - M. Fallières, President of the Republic is met by H, M. Edward VII      and taken to St. James’ Palace.

     

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The back of the French postcards.

 

4          M. Fallières, President of the Republic, who had visited the home of the French Academy,         then went to the French Hospital.

 

5          Their Majesties the King and Queen of England and M. the President of the Republic visiting     the Exhibition.

 

6          The Prince and Princess of Wales, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress waiting to receive M.   the President of the Republic at the Guild Hall. (Vert. left)

 

7          The arrival of the President of the Republic to attend the dinner put on by the Lord Mayor.

 

8          M. Fallières, President of the Republic and the Lord Mayor leaving the Guild Hall after the         reception.

 

9          M. Fallières, President of the Republic and M. Pichon, the French Ambassador leaving St.        James’ Palace to go to Buckingham Palace.

 

10        M. Fallières, President of the Republic went to Windsor Castle to leave a wreath in the Mausoleum of Queen Victoria.

 

            Alan Sabey has been invited to show his 1948 Olympic Games stamps as part of a display in the British Library commemorating the three occasions that London has hosted the Olympic games, 1908, 1948 and 2012.

            His collection has been scanned by British Library staff to be available to visitors on touch-screen equipment. Some actual items will be on display in a specially constructed set.

            Alan has been interviewed by a reporter from the Harrow and Wembley Observer as Wembley was the principal venue in 1948 and had his picture in the paper along with the article.

            The display will be on at the British Library, Euston Rd (Nearest station Kings Cross / St. Pancras) from 24th July to 9th September 2012.

 

© Exhibition Study Group 2012

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