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WELCOMING ROYALTY

6TH APRIL 2011

In 1939, South Granville was decorated with flags and streamers hung on the light standards from the bridge to 15th Avenue to welcome the King and Queen to the neighbourhood. A special banner was hung across the street at 12th Avenue to greet the royal couple as they passed through the area on 12th Avenue. The cost of the decorations was estimated to cost 450 dollars.

This was not the first time the neighbourhood was visited by the royals. In 1912 the Duke of Connaught’s stay in Vancouver included a number of automobile tours of the city and the Duke passed through the area a few times during his stay.

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