Charter Day

Charter Day

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Date Photo Taken 19th September 1934
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Daily Mirror
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​13-24
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Official Ceremony. L to R
Rev. Aubrey Finch, Mrs R.M. Chart,
Mr R.M. Chart, Lord Ashcombe,
Lady Ashcombe.

This is part of the official ceremony where the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey awarded a charter to the new Mayor of Mitcham, Robert Masters Chart, so conferring Borough status on the former Urban District.

Local children were given time off their school work to watch the parade and ceremony, and listen to speeches. There was also 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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