Charter Day Ceremony

Charter Day Ceremony

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Date Photo Taken 19th September 1934
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Daily Mirror 992E
Picture Reference Mit_​Events_​T16
Original Format Photo
Notes / History
Mitcham school pupils watched the official ceremony, during which the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, awarded a charter to the new 'Mayor of Mitcham',
Robert Masters Chart, so confirming Borough status on the former Urban District.

The day was marked by a grand parade, the children having been given time off their school work to watch the official ceremony and listen to speeches. There was music, dancing and a sports display.

Each child was presented with a lavender blue china mug, bearing the new Borough coat of arms as a souvenir.

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