Coronation Celebrations

Coronation Celebrations

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1911
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​18-27
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Fancy Dress Competition taking place during the coronation celebrations for George V.

The man in the smock is advocating 'Back to the Land'. The next man is depicting an Old Time Cricketer, advertising the fact that the Mitcham Village team never admitted defeat. The phrase - 'Win, Tie or Wrangle' on the giant cricket bat was the motto of the local cricket club.

In the centre appears a Dutchman walking on his hands, followed by another Dutch costume depicting 'Zuider Zee', and lastly 'White Ben'.

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