Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897

 

 

This is the mayor, Alderman Charles Burgess, in formal dress for the Diamond Jubilee.

 

Image: Godalming in Old Picture Postcards vol 1, no. 7A

 

 

This is his wife.

 

Image: Godalming in Old Picture Postcards vol 1, no. 7B

 

 

This shows the High Street decorated for the Jubilee, as seen from the corner of Wharf Street.

The building on the right was demolished in the 1960s for road widening.

 

Image: John Young Collection, GIOPP 1,54

 

 

This shows the Bridge Street end of the High Street decorated for the occasion.

 

 

Image: Godalming Museum, ref 3066

 

 

This shows the marquee set up in the High Street for the celebration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

The marquee was enormous and must have held many people. The majority of invitees appear to older, but some are young.

 

Image: Godalming Museum, ref 758

 

 

Another view of the inside of the marquee in the High Street.

 

Image: Godalming Museum, ref 551

 

 

Another view of the marquee.

 

Image: John Young Collection, GIOPP 2,13

 

 

And another.

 

Image: Godalming Museum, ref 550

 

 

This shows the arch that was set across the High Street at approximately the position of Angel Court. The marquee lay beyond it.

 

Image: Godalming Museum, ref 3067

 

 

This appears to have been taken at about the same time as the Image above.

 

Image: Godalming Museum, ref 2516

 

 

This shows the Pepperpot end of the High Street decorated for the event.

 

Image: Godalming Museum, ref 757

 

 

This shows the view from the west of the Pepperpot.

Image: John Young Collection, GIOPP 4,15

 

 

Church Street was also decorated.

 

Image: John Young Collection, GIOPP 1,40

 

 

 

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