From the archive: Glasgow: Expressions of sympathy - 10 May, 1910

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YESTERDAY afternoon the flag, which had remained at half-mast on the City Chambers since Saturday evening, was raised to the mast head to signalise proclamation of the new King.

This order was observed on many of the public buildings in the city and on a number of the private establishments in the vicinity of George Square, and will hold good till sundown today. The majority of those flying flags were unaware, however, of the alteration and continued to display their colours at half mast.

Throughout the city generally indications of grief at the passing of the late Sovereign were manifest. Business in many of the Crown and public offices was curtailed and a number of functions have been postponed.

A large proportion of the citizens wore some emblem of mourning, black ties being the general rule amongst the men seen in the city.