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The Mexborough Royal Visit 1912

King George V and Queen Mary Visited Mexborough in July 1912. That morning, the royal couple had heard news of the disaster at Cadeby Colliery, where they had visited the previous day. The good people of Mexborough still turned out in their finery to doff their caps, wave their hats and dandle their children before royalty. 

Undeterred by that morning’s bad news, later that day George descended into Elsecar colliery, becoming the first British Monarch ever to go down a mine. 

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