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Great West Road Opening, 1925

King George V and Queen Mary with local dignitaries

Roger Davis has provided 9 photos taken at the opening of the Great West Road, 30th May 1925, by King George V and Queen Mary.

Brentford & Chiswick As It Was includes more information about this major road project: the first by-pass of Brentford High Street.

This photo shows local dignitaries speaking to King George and Queen Mary. The London Gazette published a piece about the opening on Tuesday 9th June 1925 which mentions the Chairman, Aldermen and Councillors of the County Council of Middlesex: so would expect these gentlemen to be present at the ceremony and some of them to be included in the above photo.

If you recognise anyone in this scene please get in touch.


Other photos of this event sent by Roger Davis can be viewed here

The site has photos and postcards of the Great West Road, for example this postcard from the 1930s. Search for "Great West" on the home page to find others.

Published February 2010; updated April 2022