Coronation Celebrations

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Date Photo Taken 22nd June 1911
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​18-13
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Sports on the Cricket Green, during the coronation celebrations for George V. The photograph was taken from
Vestry Hall.

The games were strictly for amateurs and prizes ranged from 5p to £2. The games included races for Veterans, Fireman, and Police, Postman and Railway Servants. Women's races included the Egg and Spoon race, and the unusual Ladies' Needle Threading Race. There were the usual sack, three legged, and obstacle races and a Tug of War between the Mitcham Gas Works and the The Rock Terrace Men's Club.

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