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_​13-8
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Procession in London Road near Locks Lane.

The procession was one of the events on the day of the official ceremony, during which 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.

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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