The Royal Visit by the Prince and Princess of Wales, Grampound Road, Cornwall. 15th July 1903
The Royal visit in 1903 by the Prince of Wales (later King George V) and Princess Mary, leaving the station at Grampound Road in an open carriage. The Royal train arrived from Paddington and the Royal couple stayed at Tregothnan, St Michael Penkivel, for the dedication of the nave of Truro Cathedral. Tregothnan has been home to the Boscawen family since 1334. The house was rebuilt by Edward Boscawen (1787-1841), fourth Viscount and First Earl of Falmouth, near the site of an older mansion. Photographer: Unknown.
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Motor Racing - Le Mans 24 Hour Race
The drivers sprint to their cars at the start of the 1955 Le Mans 24 hour race, which featured the most devastating motorsport accident ever, when eighty spectators were killed as a Mercedes engine flew into the crowd after the car exploded
Cars, Crowd, Curve, Drivers, Dymotor, Flashbakok, Gmcmotor, Grandstand, Hli, Jm1950, Motor08, Motor1950s, Pamtrbk, Penangprojm, Running, Showcaseammonite, Sportc1, Sportc2, Start, Track, Uigclareh
Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK), Hong Kong, China. In 2004, over 3.8 trillion Hong Kong dollars were traded on the SEHK (nearly 500 billion US dollars) and the hundreds of listed companies had a market value of about 6.6 trillion Hong Kong dollars (846 billion US dollars). Financial trading in Hong Kong dates back to 1866. The present SEHK formed in 1986 from a merger between four different stock exchanges. Thousands of traders use sophisticated telecommunication systems and computer databases to trade financial products on the world markets. The SEHK is one of the world's leading stock exchanges. From 2000, it became a subsidiary of HKEx (Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited).
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