Empire Day was celebrated from 1909 until 1969. Its purpose was to teach all children the essence of good citizenry and responsibility. It was first instituted by King Edward VII.
Empire Day at Crosthwaite School, with Starnthwaite Scout Troop
May Day procession to church, 1920s
Excerpts from School Magazine 1929, describing Empire Day
Remembrance Service - School Children at church beside the Remembrance Cross, 1920s
Dancing to the accordian, 1950s music
Dougie Blair, 1950s schoolboy, winner of the Fancy Dress Competition