Buy a copy
|Date Photo Taken||19th September 1934|
|Copyright 1||Graphic Photo Union|
|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.