Charter Day

Charter Day

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Date Photo Taken 19th September 1934
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​13-2
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Local schoolchildren performing a range of country dances.

Mitcham school pupils watched 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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