Queen Mary of Teck

woman and Queen Consort of England (1910-1936)

Died aged 85

Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Empress of India, from 6 May 1910 until 20 January 1936 as the wife of King-Emperor George V. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Mary was the daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck, a German nobleman, and Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, a granddaughter of King George III and a minor member of the British royal family. She was informally known as "May", after the month of her birth. At the age of 24, she was betrothed to her second cousin once removed Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales and second in line to the throne. Six weeks after the announcement of the engagement, he died unexpectedly during an influenza pandemic. The following year, she became engaged to Albert Victor's only surviving brother, George, who subsequently became king. Before her husband's accession, she was successively Duchess of York, Duchess of Cornwall, and Princess of Wales. As queen consort from 1910, Mary supported her husband through the First World War, his ill health, and major political changes arising from the aftermath of the war. After George's death in 1936, she became queen mother when her eldest son, Edward VIII, ascended the throne. To her dismay, he abdicated later the same year in order to marry twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. She supported her second son, George VI, until his death in 1952. She died the following year, during the reign of her granddaughter Elizabeth II, who had not yet been crowned. An ocean liner, a battlecruiser, and a university were .

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Commemorated on 13 plaques

On this site at Craigwell-on-Sea in the Parish of Aldwick, stood Craigwell House where HM King George V and Queen Mary were in residence from 9th February to 15th May 1929 during the King's convalescence. The original house pre-dated 1806. The last owner was Sir Arthur du Cros who by 1934 had embarked upon development of its extensive grounds. The house was demolished in 1938. Traces of its foundations and of tiled storerooms exist under houses now on the site.

The Drive East, Craigweil Estate, Aldwick, United Kingdom where they stayed

1928-2003 Tyne Bridge 75th Anniversary. Designed by Mott, Hay & Anderson. Constructed by Dorman Long & Co. Opened 10th October 1928 by HM King George V accompanied by HM Queen Mary.

Hillgate, Gateshead, United Kingdom where they was

Their majesties King George & Queen Mary when visiting Becontree on Tuesday 12th June 1923 took tea in this cottage & planted two trees on the adjacent green.

20 Bushgrove Road, Dagenham, London, United Kingdom where they took tea

1928-2003 Tyne Bridge 75th Anniversary. Designed by Mott, Hay and Anderson. Constructed by Dorman Long & Co. Opened 10th October 1928 by HM King George V accompanied by HM Queen Mary.

Junction of Sandhill and Quayside, west side of Tyne Bridge pillar., Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they was

This chalet was used by their majesties King George V and Queen Mary in the month of March, 1935

Duke's Drive, Eastbourne, United Kingdom where they was (1935)

The Bishop's Meadow. This meadow is vested in the Hereford corporation as a public open space and playing field in perpetuity through the generosity of the Right Reverend John Percival D.D., Lord Bishop of Hereford. Who gave the leasehold in 1914 and of the Right Reverend Charles Lisle Carr. D.D., Lord Bishop of Hereford. Who gave the freehold in 1937. This tablet was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Mary on the 29th July 1937.

By Victoria Bridge, Hereford, United Kingdom where they unveiled

The Foley Arms Hotel. This Georgian style coaching inn was designed in 1810 by Samuel Deykes for John Downes. It opened as the Down's Hotel, but was soon renamed the Foley Arms after the lord of the manor, Edward Foley. Above the main entrance is the crest of the family of Princess Mary of Teck (later Queen Mary, royal consort of George V). The princess presented the crest after her six week stay in 1891. These premises were refurbished by J.D. Wetherspoon in November 2010.

The Foley Arms Hotel, Worcester Road, Malvern, United Kingdom where they stayed

Railway Station. Before 1848, only aristocratic or wealthy classes could visit Harrogate, but the opening in that year of railway lines to Brunswick and Starbeck stations enabled great numbers of the general public to visit the town in search of health and leisure. Visitors had to travel to central Harrogate by horse-drawn carriage or donkey cart, but in 1862 the North Eastern Railway Company constructed a link line with a new station in the developing area of central Harrogate. Designed by company architect Thomas Prosser, who had also designed York Railway Station, the new station was the first public building in Harrogate to be built of brick. In 1896, an improvement programme provided extended platforms and a beautiful glazed entrance canopy, by which time the station boasted eight platforms. At this time, the often exclusive nature of Harrogate’s visitors entitled the Station Master the rare honour of wearing a silk top hat. In 1965 the Victorian station building was replaced by the present structure designed by Harold Taylor as part of a tower block development. This plaque was presented by Northern Rail in 2012 to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of central Harrogate’s Railway Station. British Monarchs who have passed through it have included King George V, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth II.

Railway Station, Station Parade, Harrogate, United Kingdom where they passed through

The River Severn The English Bridge was built 1768-1774 on the site of a much older bridge which used to have houses on it. In 1925 it was rebuilt reusing every sound stone, widened and its gradient reduced. It was opened on August 13 1927 by Her Majesty Queen Mary. The Wakeman Grammar School was built in 1936-38 on the site of the demolished Carlines House. It was originally a Technical College and was attended by Wiflred Owen one of the finest poets of World War I. The United Reform Church with its impressive tower, to the right of the bridge, was built in 1863 and was designed by G. Bidlake. The Abbey Church of St. Peter and St. Paul was founded by Roger de Montgomery Norman Earl of Shrewsbury for the Benedictines in 1083. It was originally over 100 yards in length and the monastic buildings spread over a wide area to the south. In 1836 the present main road, planned by Thomas Telford, was taken through the remains of the Refectory buildings isolating the very fine early 14th century stone pulpit which now stands in its own gardens on the opposite side of the road. The confluence of the Rea-Brook is to the right of the bridge.

English Bridge - Marine Terrace, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom where they was

On 9th July 1913, King George V and Queen Mary visited this house [full inscription unknown]

43 Market Street, Shawforth, United Kingdom where they visited (1913)

Her Majesty Queen Mary lay in state here From the twenty-ninth of March until her Burial at Windsor on the thirty-first of March nineteen hundred and fifty-three

Westminster Hall, London, United Kingdom where they lay in state (1953)

The King and Queen visited the May Fair Hotel

, Londonderry, United Kingdom where they was

This cottage was visited by their majesties King George V and Queen Mary. March 25th 1914.

20 Bedford Road/Royal Lodge, Port Sunlight, United Kingdom where they visited (1914)