Important Information

This year (2017) the Garland Ceremony will take place on Monday, 29th May.

Please make a note in your calendar

 

19th Century Garland

The Garland Ceremony in the 19th Century.


Old newspapers often give us a fascinating glimpse of the Garland Ceremony taking place in days gone by.  These eyewitness accounts are from 1878 and 1883.

Derbyshire Courier - Saturday 08 June 1878
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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000395/18780608/187/0007

 

Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald - Saturday 02 June 1883
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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000228/18830602/056/0008

Newspaper images reproduced with the kind permission of the British Newspaper Archive; http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
Kay Harrison (April 2016)