Maypole Dance on Jubilee Day 1897 in front of Lower School

Maypole Dance on Jubilee Day 1897 in front of Lower School

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Partial / Incomplete Date June 1897
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Mitcham Public Library
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​43-1
Original Format Photo
Notes / History A rather unusual Maypole dance to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1897.

Staff from Mitcham Lower School (now Benedict Primary) were supposed to decorate the pole, but had instead gone to London to see the Queen's parade. Pupils were therefore forced to dance around the bare pole!

This event took place on land to the rear of Vestry Hall, and the Cricketers Inn. This area is now the site of the local Fire Station and
War Memorial.

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