Sterling Mansions

former Co-operative Wholesale Society building of 1910, now flats

Visit by the Prince of Wales to CWS Leman Street, 1924

Silent Pathé newsreel showing a visit on 3 March 1924 by the then-Prince of Wales, later Edward VIII, to the headquarters of the Co-operative Wholesale Society in Leman Street. There is a long shot looking north up Leman Street, bedecked with bunting, with Sterling Mansions (then part of the CWS) on the right. After the Prince, the Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald and Leader of the Opposition, Stanley Baldwin (who succeeded MacDonald as primte minister later that year), arrive. The guests go into the CWS on the west side of Leman Street, on the site of 100 Leman Street.

Contributed by Aileen Reid on Sept. 20, 2016