Charter Day

Charter Day

Buy a print

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

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.

Related items


* Required field