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Fancy dress parade - 1916

Loughborough Monitor - 31st August 1916

A fancy dress parade at Quorn on Saturday was the means of materially helping the fund which exists for providing all the Quorn men serving in the Navy or Army with parcels of comforts. The committee, of which Mr H Shuttlewood is chairman and treasurer, and Mr J H Johnson the hon. secretary, have well over 200 to provide for, and before the parade they had collected over 100. In addition to the many individual characters both mounted and on foot, there were four drays with tableaux representing Britain and Allies, gipsies, pierrots, and fishers, and an inevitable ragtime band of excruciating skill. The procession, headed by the Barrow Prize Band, and the Mountsorrel and Quorn Scouts, under Scoutmaster Bunney, visited all the streets of the village and made collections en route.

The prizes were judged for by Mr E C Laundon, Mr Thos. North, and Mr James Camm, and were given by Mr Percival (cruet), Mr Murray Rumsey (hammock), and Mr J H Johnson (flower vase). The procession marched to the field, where the prizes were presented by Mr Percival to Miss Nora Mee (Indian Lady), the Maypole children (arranged by Mrs Kidger and Mr Hands), and the tableau of Britain and her Allies, while a special prize of 2s 6d given by Mr Percival, was awarded to Grace Davis as the best dressed girl.

 Submitted on: 2011-01-04
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1122
 Artefact URL: www.quornmuseum.com/display.php?id=1122
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