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80 YEARS OF CARROW ROAD: WELCOMING THE KING

25 January 2015

We revisit the most historic dates in the Carrow Road era

Norwich City are celebrating 80 years at Carrow Road in 2015, and to mark the anniversary the Club is looking back at a series of the most famous days in the stadium's history.



FOR our second instalment of the series, we revisit the day when the Carrow Road crowd had the height of British royalty among its numbers.

King George VI became the first reigning monarch to go to a Second Division football match when he attended Norwich City's game against Millwall on October 29, 1938.

The King was introduced to the two teams and officials prior to kick-off, and viewed the first 15 minutes of a contest that our visitors from south London would go on to win 2-0.

The match, which was attended by 21,593 supporters, was stopped for around a minute on the quarter hour mark while the King left.

His Majesty was visiting Norwich to perform the opening ceremony for City Hall alongside his wife, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who would later assume the title Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

King George VI had taken to the throne two years earlier, and remained until his death in February 1952. He was born, and died, at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The Canaries, who at the time were managed by Bob Young, finished second bottom that season and were subsequently relegated to the Third Division.


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