The Woolworths Museum

'Song of the Empire'

An Eclipse Special 78 from 1935

Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of HM King George V and Queen Mary in 1935 with a very special sixpenny record


A special Eclipse Record for the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in 1935 - published by F.W. Woolworth and sold for sixpence


More than a million copies of this special record were sold to mark the Silver Jubilee of H.M. King George V and Queen Mary.
Woolworth's Board was honoured when Buckingham Palace granted permission for the Band of H.M. Irish Guards
to record on Eclipse, the store's popular sixpenny label.


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