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Mar 19 2011

Welldon Park School 1910-1985 Celebration (Part IX)

Part nine in our ongoing series on Welldon Park School…

PLAYS AND CELEBRATIONS

A number of former pupils have happy memories of School Plays which were sometimes performed in the School Hall and at other times, out of doors. Particularly memorable were those which took place at ‘Oakhurst’, Mount Park, usually in aid of the Edward VII Memorial Convalescent Home at Bexhill. PIays included ‘The Masque of the Shoe’, Little Suck-a-Thumb’, ‘The Elves and the Doctor’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

On 5 April 1935 the School celebrated it’s Silver Jubilee. At 11 a.m. there was a Special Service In the School Hall attended by the older children. A half holiday was granted in the afternoon and in the evening there was a Dinner And Dance in the School Hall which old scholars, past and present ,members of Staff and Mebers of the Harrow Education Committee enjoyed. There were toasts to The King, The Education Committee, The Staff, Old Scholars and The School. Songs and recitations formed the entertainment end dancing continued until 11.30 p.m.

Jubilee Celebrations for the children included open air entertainment and cinema entertainment. Each child was presented with a tin of toffee from Harrow Urban District Council, and a Silver Medal from the Middlesex County Council.

There were further presentations to the children in 1937 to celebrate the Coronation of George VI and Queen Elizabeth. On that occasion the pupils received a silver spoon, a ticket for the cinema, a souvenir book and a model.

 

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