Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee 1887
Hoddesdon residents celebrate
By Jane Toyne
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.