Patriotic play at the Grove, ‘The Birth of the Union Jack’ (no.12). Mixed group. Small girls with Union Jacks on left. Boy scouts with St George’s flag in centre, led by St George (according to the newspaper report, he was Ernest Quick, head of the Maldon Road (Board) school). Britannia on the throne with some of her courtiers on the right. The latter are somewhat re-arranged compared to M174; they include Eva Eldred (in front of paler tree trunk, right hand one of the two there in pale dresses and hats), Bertha Cutts (sitting immediately right of Eva, darker dress), Ada Wass (behind the trident; she was maid to James Croxall, manager of the gas works), Cecily Pelly (Britannia, with trident). Names mostly from Lucy Croxall.
See the Essex Weekly News, 20 August, 1915.
There are a large number of photos of this Patriotic Pageant as a whole: M173, M174, M175, M176, M177, M178, M179, M180, M181, M182, M183, M184, M1020, M1796, M1797.
|Photographer||W E Bull|
|Date taken||18 August 1915|