Extract from Parish Almanac for 1887 listing the various thanksgiving services (four in all) and collections.
Interestingly the offertory collection for Sunday June 26th was given to the Imperial Institute. (This was founded in 1887 as a suitable memorial for the Queen's Golden Jubilee and was to promote scientific research which would benefit the empire. It became the Commonwealth Institute.) Eydon appears to have given £1 16s towards the total cost of half a million pounds. On the Thursday the villagers were entertained to a meat tea, with medal and presents for the children, and another collection, for a new wing at Northampton Infirmary raised almost £20. On the Friday, there were unspecified Parish Jubilee Festivities - presumably those mention by Syd Tyrrell and involving processions under the Arches shown in DK023, and the dinner for which a ticket survives, as shown in DK059. And finally there is mention of a new one man chiming apparatus in the church bell tower installed as a permanent memorial to the Queen.
Photographer: Rev W.H. Chapman
Image lent by : Mr David Kench
Connected Photos: DK023 | DK059