Crich Parish celebrations of the Coronation of King Edward VII and Alexandra.
The Coronation was originally scheduled for 26 June 1902 but had to be cancelled owing to the king being taken ill with an abdominal abscess that required immediate surgery. The actual Coronation date was on 9th August 1902.
Belper News 27 June 1902
Derbyshire Times 16 August 1902
At Crich and Fritchley there was no organised demonstration, tea, or procession. Most of the programme was carried out in June, and the funds did not permit of further festivity. In the evening there were numerous decorations. Dr MACDONALD’s house, the “Kings Arms”; Mr J.T. LEE, Mr A.SIMMS, and Mr PERRY may be special mention for their attractive displays. The house of Mr H.B. BOAG, as seen from Ambergate Station, was very artistically decorated. Mugs were presented to all schoolchildren up to the age of 12 years.