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Empire Day 1957 Thornhill

What we know about this image :

Thornhill pupils waving flags on what would be the last Empire Day as the following year it was to become Commonwealth Day. The children would all be wearing red, white and blue and the customary half day holiday would have followed celebrations.

The date was May 24th. ' the 24th of May is Empire Day, if you don't give us holiday we'll all run away'.

Date (of image) : 24/5/1957

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : NDM


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