Charter Day

Charter Day

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Date Photo Taken 19th September 1934
Area Mitcham
Picture Reference Mit_​Org_​Events_​13-12
Original Format Photo
Notes / History The ceremony concludes with singing "O God, Our Help in Ages Past".

Mitcham children were given time off school to watch 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, speeches, 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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