Sheffield Evening Telegraph May 17, 1907
Empire Day Observance
Children’s Festivals at Swinton and Kilnhurst
This morning Empire Day was celebrated at Swinton and Kilnhurst, the schoolchildren participating in simple but pretty festivals, with the object of inculcating in them the patriotic love of homeland and the Greater Empire beyond the seas.
The children of Swinton assembled at the various schools, and marched in procession to the Recreation Ground, where patriotic hymns and Kipling’s “Land o’ our birth” was sung with telling effect.
The unfurling of the Union Jack was heralded with ringing cheers, and the scene was an inspiring one
Subsequently the reverent W.J. Peacey, vicar of Swinton, gave an address appropriate to the occasion.
A similar demonstration was carried out at Kilnhurst, where the Rev F.A. Bromley, the Vicar, was the chief speaker.
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