Charter Day

Charter Day

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Date Photo Taken 19th September 1934
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 Graphic Photo Union
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​13-14
Original Format Photo
Notes / History 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.

Local children were given time off school to watch the official ceremony and a grand parade, 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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