The day was kept as a
holiday in this village.
People above sixty years of age were gratuitously
regaled in High Street school room to the number of two hundred and fifty.
tea the people were supplied with tobacco, figs, raisins , oranges &c.
Messrs Baldwin, Brown & Co
gave a splendid feast to the shareholders and friends in the new buildings
erected by Messrs Hodgsons which were illuminated with appropriate devices.
triumphal arch of evergreens decorated the entrance.
Further information by Christine Lovedale
The wedding celebrated was of the
Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Princess Alexandra of Denmark, on the death of his mother he became King Edward
Image courtesy of the British Newspaper Archives, research by Edwy Harling.