Coronation of George V

1910s

The Infants’  School log-book has an entry for 22nd June 1911.  “Coronation Day.  Children assembled at school at 3 o’clock, took places at tea tables on the school lawn, and sang patriotic songs until the scholars of the Senior Schools returned from the Town Procession.  The children of the three departments were photographed just before they had tea on the lawns.  After tea they took their flags and cups home, and re-assembled on the lawns at 5.15, then marched to a field in High Park Avenue where they had sports with their teachers.” 
The Stourbridge schools had all closed for a week’s holiday on 16th June and after tea the older children went to a field in Clark Street where amusements and fireworks were provided.

photo credit: Janet Byard-Jones

supplied by: School archives.

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