The Duchess of York at the 1934 centenary Festival, the founder's centenary year. The annual Festival was held on a day near to the founder's birthday of 19 June - and so was also known as Founder's Day. Visitors could tour the premises and meet staff and children as well as watch displays put on by the boys and girls. The chief guest at the centenary Festival was the Duchess of York, later to be Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Here the Duchess is seen shaking hands with members of staff: from left to right: Sister Allen and two others nurses; Miss Brayshaw, Matron of Girls' House No. 2; Miss Gosland, Matron of Girls' House No. 5; Miss Martin, Relief Matron; Miss Dark, Matron of Girls' House No. 6. Photo courtesy of the Associated Press. Original image and copyright held by Spurgeon's Child Care Trust.
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