THE weekend’s events have prompted Bovey Tracey resident Viv Styles to share this photo of events more than a century ago.

The picture shows an earlier generation of Bovey residents celebrating the Coronation of King George V on June 22, 1911.

Clearly they weren’t privileged as we are to have viewed the proceedings, but that didn’t stop them from gathering to create their own bit of fun.

Bovey Tracey Coronation

The crowd are seen outside the old town hall, now a whisky distillery. The First World War was yet to happen and the War Memorial was not in place. It was a peaceful year in Europe, but doubtless some of the people seen would take part in the coming conflict.

Viv, a member of the Bovey Tracey Heritage Trust, says the banners can still be seen at the town’s heritage centre. The ‘small museum with a big heart’ maintains an extensive collection of archive material, photographs and artefacts which tell the story of life in Bovey Tracey from medieval origins of the town through to the present day. It is open 11am-4pm, Wednesday to Sunday inclusive.