Does anyone have any photos or accounts of this day?
Surely, something that big and important, should have some representation.
This is all I could find:
"The wood was opened to the public on the 23rd of July 1898 by the Duchess of Albany (Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont) and renamed as Queen’s Wood, to commemorate sixty years of Queen Victoria’s reign.
The occasion was marked by great show of municipal pomp and ceremony, including a parade through the decorated streets of Crouch End and Muswell Hill attended by the Middlesex Yeomanry Band. A reception was held in a tented pavilion to seat 1000 people erected on the ‘tent field’, the area of grassy land between the wood bank and Muswell Hill Road, formerly used as a strawberry field."
The History and Archaeology Of Queen’s Wood, Michael Hacker, 2017
I found some new cuttings.
I have this article from about a year before, which I've been hanging on to. I wonder if John C Hill gave any money, given that his mansion was just down the road.
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