Her Majesty's Visit to Hull - the Procession in the Market-Place, 1854. Queen Victoria visits Yorkshire. 'The inhabitants testified their loyal devotion by an illumination so general, that, along whole lines of streets, scarcely a house could be seen which had not a device of some kind or other. The chief display was in the Market-place and in Whitefriargate, where triumphal arches blazed with light, and the Wilberforce monument and the gilded statue of King William III. were thrown into bold relief. A very pretty effect was produced by lighting up from the interior the stained-glass window of Holy Trinity Church - a fine old edifice...which opens into the Market place...So great was the demand for gas for purposes of illumination, that handbills were issued by the gas companies, requesting the inhabitants to husband the supply, and burn as little as possible within their houses...'. From "Illustrated London News", 1854.
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