The Jubilee celebrations which marked 50 years of the incorporation of the borough of Hyde included a childrens day which was held on the 16th June 1931. All children aged between 3 -15 years got a medal and some chocolate as gifts. Up to 4000 children marched to the Town hall to sing Hymns and the National Anthem. Unfortunately , due to very bad weather, the full programme of activities had to be cut short.Sounds like the weather hasn't changed much in the past 80 years!
They held an Ox Roast the following day which was attended by all the local dignitries .
Cutting the first slice.
The roasting of an ox over a fire in the street always played a part in the town's celebrations during major occasions - particularly for this event in 1931 which is said to have drawn people from far and wide. There were street parties, shows, open air plays and many attractions. The party atmosphere was said to have lasted for 10 days!
Shame Hyde doesn't celebrate in style nowadays
Hyde Jubilee Hospital Effort June17th 1931
This is the prize winning bullock which was presented to the towns folk of Hyde to roast as part of their Jubilee Celebrations. The farmer was J.W. Bagshaw of Woodley.
Children making merry at a tea party thrown for the Jubilee Celebrations