‘Hull Will Go Gay For Royal Visit’

Posted on November 6th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

Newspaper headlines that grab the eye and inspire the imagination…

For lovers of words, the Archive is a fascinating place to study the protean nature of language.

There are so many words in old newspaper reports that have found themselves in involuntary hibernation or have evolved to take on a completely new identity.

Truly, we think it highly unlikely that a newspaper of today would run such a headline as ‘Hull Will Go Gay For Royal Visit’. More’s the pity…

newspaper story about Hull going gay for royal visit

Hull Daily Mail – Saturday 30 October 1948

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19481030/002/0001

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