Aireborough Historical Society

1856 End Of Crimean War



Title
Crimean War Celebrations
Date June 1856
Location Rawdon
Photo ID
P098
Comment
Programme for the peace celebrations at the end of the Crimean War held in Rawdon.
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June 1856:                                Peace Rejoicings

    On Thursday, the 5th inst., upwards of 400 of the residents of Lower Yeadon partook of a substantial tea, including an abundant supply of roast beef and ham &c, in the National School-room, provided for them through the subscriptions from the wealthier portion of the inhabitants in that locality.

     The assembly was presided over by the Rev. W Metcalf, incumbent of St Johns Church, Yeadon.

The old band attended and played with great taste select airs; Joseph Booth also sang a few good old melodies and altogether it was a day long to be remembered in the neighbourhood.

       On the day following, nearly 300 Sunday and day school scholars belonging to the National and Church schools were regaled with tea and buns, plum cake &c., after which they formed a procession and walked round the gardens of Low Hall, the residence of Mr Richd Barwick, Esq. and also the gardens of Mawcroft House the residence of Wm. Womersley Esq.

Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling




 

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