Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee 1887

Hoddesdon residents celebrate

By Jane Toyne

Hoddesdon High Street
Hoddesdon Library local studies collection
Crowd gathered in the High Street
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Inside the marquee
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These pictures show the celebrations that took place on Tuesday 21st June 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.  

The celebrations began with a Thanksgiving Service followed by a parade with a band. A large marquee situated in the High Street in Hoddesdon held a public dinner and tea for over 1,300 local people. Sports were held in the cricket field near Rose Hill and a bonfire and fireworks completed the celebrations.   The High Street was adorned with flags, and the residents of Hoddesdon came out to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

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  • I am sure Mrs. Hannah Anne Hoskins along with her daughters Lillian, Sybil and son Claude Hamilton Hoskins were among the people who attended the festivities’. Mrs. Hoskins was a great supporter of the Royal Family.

    By Mary Caunt (26/09/2021)
  • I love the photos of Hoddesdon, especially the marquee with all the benches in. I can just feel the warm damp atmosphere with all the benches and trailing greenery that must have taken hours to set up.

    By Gill Clements (22/07/2009)