1935: King George V Silver Jubilee Celebrations

George V came to the throne on 6th May 1910, and his coronation was the following year, on 22nd June 1911. Below are clips from the local newspapers of celebrating 25 years on the throne in 1935.

Norwood News – Friday 03 May 1935
Image © Reach PLC. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

From the Mitcham News & Mercury
19th May 1935


MITCHAM’S PROCESSION. – Mitcham celebrated the Jubilee with a big carnival procession from the Town Hall to a mammoth sports meeting at Lavender-avenue.




IN THANKSGIVING. – Mitcham’s sports were preceded by a short service. In the picture are: Back row (left to right) Lady Worsfold, Sir Cato Worsfold, Mr. F.H. Priest, Lady Meller, Sir Richard Meller, M.P., Rev. C. Aubrey Finch (vicar of Mitcham), Mr. J.C. Crump (sports carnival organiser), the Mayor of Mitcham (Ald. J. Fitch), Coun. Davies, Ald. C. Woods, and Mr. W.D. Willinson; front row, Rev. E.J. Baker (on left), and Rev. W.K. Roberts (extreme right).


Steers Mead Children’s Party

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