Victorian Day 2011

  • November 30, 2011 1:01 pm
  • By cannon303

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.