Victorian Day 2011
The very popular Civic Society Victorian Day returned to Barton on the 31st July 2011. The event was opened at 11am by the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Keith Vickers, along with a smartly dressed Victorian gentleman and Queen Victoria herself. Queen Street, including the Wilderspin National School, was again the setting for the trip back in time to the Victorian Era for the day. Queen Street was closed between Catherine Street and the Salvation Army Citadel to enable the safety of the visiting public. The horse and cart rides, musical organ, children's carousel and children's street games were all held along the street. There were many charity and local themed stalls in the grounds of Wilderspin National School to interest the crowds. There were bell ringers, vintage cycles, Ivor Edgar monologues, maypole dancing and refreshments there too. Inside the school Victorian-style lessons were held throughout the day. There was also chance to have tea and cake or a bun in the lovely gardens of 8 Queen Street. The best way to relive the event, or see what you have missed, is to view the photographs below.
|The opening of Victorian Day by the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, accompanied by the smartly dressed Victorian gentleman and Queen Victoria.|
|Selling Victorian sweets in the school.|
|The quiet before the storm!|
|Getting ready for the children to play the Victorian games.|
|Plenty of activity for the children inside the school.|
|Victorian horse and cart rides.|
|May Pole dancing.|
|Queen Victoria and a very elegant Victorian lady, who tried to make everyone drink water.|
All in all it was another fantastic free family day out, one that was complemented by superb weather. I am sure many people enjoyed the day and will be looking forward to the next Civic Society event.
To see some of the characters of the Victorian Day click here...
Victorian Day was brought to you by volunteers from the Barton upon Humber Civic Society in partnership with Wilderspin National School.
Copyright 2011 Barton upon Humber Civic
Society and www.inbarton.co.uk.