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Dates of Principal Municipal Events, 1899 to 1937

Mike Wilson, Local Author and Historian

Dates of Principal Municipal Events since the Incorporation of the Borough
1899, 9th November: CHARTER DAY
1901, 31st January: Proclamation of King Edward VII at Bridlington
1902: Clough Bridge widened and new street named Bridge Street
1902, 2nd June: Boer War Peace Celebrations
1902, 9th August: Coronation (Edward VII) Festivities at Bridlington
1903, 24th September: Last Meeting of Bridlington School Board
1903: Official Opening of Oxford Street Schools by Mr Luke White, M.P. for the Buckrose Division
1904, 15th August: Bridlington Corporation Act, 1904, received Royal Assent
1904, 5th September: Last Meeting of Bridlington Burial Authority
1904-05: Widening of Cross Street
1905, 2nd March: Official Opening of Sanatorium (Isolation Hospital).
1905, 2nd March: Official Opening of Electricity Works by the Mayor (Cllr O. E. Field, J.P.)
1905: 24th September: Consecration of part of Cemetery Extension by Archbishop of York
1906, 6th July: Visits of Lord Mayor of London (Sir W. Vaughan Morgan, Bart) and Sheriffs to open Parade Extension, Victoria Terraces and Grand Pavilion
1910, 12th May: Proclamation of King George V at Bridlington
1910, 24th May: Official Opening of Burlington Schools by the Rt. Hon. Lord Wenlock, G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., K.G.B.
1911, 22nd/23rd June: Coronation (George V) Celebrations at Bridlington
1912, 24th October: Waterworks Extension opened by The Mayor (Alderman L. Mainprize, J.P.)
1914, 1st March: New Spa taken over by Corporation
1914, 8th October: Consecration of portion of extended Cemetery by Bishop of Hull
1918, 14th November: Armistice Celebrations in Bridlington
1919, 16th/17th July: Peace Pageant
1919, 16th to 19th July: Peace Celebrations in Bridlington
1919, 31st December: New Spa purchased by Corporation at a cost of £16,000
1920, 4th August: Bridlington Corporation Act, 1920, received Royal Assent
1921, 3rd March: Presentation of Freedom of the Borough to The Mayor (Councillor Ernest Lambert, J.P.)
1921, 10th July: Unveiling of War Memorial (Wellington Gardens)
1923, 3rd May: Presentation of Freedom of the Borough to ex-Alderman George Rennard and presentation of Silver Salver to Mr George Hankinson, M.B.E.
1922-1923: Widening of Fortyfoot Road
1923, 31st July: Official Opening of Kingsgate by Lord Deramore (Chairman, E.R.C.C.)
1923, 1st October: Extension of the Borough and division of same into six Wards
1923, 15th November: "Arrow" Fishing Disaster
1924, 1st May: Official Openinig of Avenue Park Recreation Ground
1925, 25th June: Official Opening on Colonnade Shelters by The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Leeds (Councillor C. G. Gibson) and Municipal Offices by the Worshipful The Sheriff of Hull (Councillor Frank Finn)
1925, 15th December: Purchase of Golf Links and Pitt's Sea Wall
1926, 15th July: Official Opening of Spa Royal Hall by The Mayor (Councillor W. A. Storr, J.P.)
1928, 7th September: Official Opening of Princess Mary Promenade by H.R.H. Princess Mary, Viscountess Lascelles
1931, 5th August: Christening Ceremony of the Lifeboat "Stanhope Smart" by H.R.H. Princess Mary, Countess Harewood
1931, 24th September: Official Opening Ceremony of Springfield Avenue Extension by the Mayoress (Mrs H. Harker)
1931, 24th September: Official Ceremony of Laying of Foundation Stone of New Town Hall by The Mayor (Alderman H. Harker, J.P., C.C.)
1932, 25th January: Spa Royal Hall destroyed by fire
1932, 4th May: Turning of first sod by The Mayor (Councillor J. A. Dew, J.P.) for new Waterworks Reservoir in Scarborough Road
1932, 11th May: Official Opening of New Town Hall by The Mayor (Councillor J. A. Dew, J.P.)
1932: 30th July: Official Opening of New Spa Royal Hall by The Mayor (Councillor J. A. Dew, J.P.)
1932, 21st August: Closing of Electricity Works for Generating Purposes
1933, 5th April: Official Opening of Waterworks Extension Scheme
1933, 28th July: Bridlington Corporation Act, 1933, received Royal Assent
1933, 22nd September: Victoria Hall and parts of of adjoining premises destroyed by fire
1934, 1st June: Completion of Waterworks Street, North Back Lane Improvement Scheme
1934, 1st November: Sewerby Estate purchased by Corporation at a cost of £45,000
1935, 10th September: Official Opening of St George's Senior Boys' School by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Halifax, K.G., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E.)
1935, November: Danes Dyke Estate purchased by Corporation at a cost of £9,500
1936, 23rd January: Proclamation of King Edward VIII, in Bridlington
1936, 27th October: Official Opening of New Reservoir by Mrs J. Newby, Deputy Mayoress
1936, November: Demolition of Grand Pavilion, erected in 1906
1936, 14th December: Proclamation of King George VI in Bridlington
1937, 28th June: Official Opening of Public Library, King Street, by Councillor J. A. Dew
1937, 12th July: Official Opening of Grand Pavilion Promenade, by Ald. C. H. Holmes
1937, 20th August: Official Opening of Queen's Park by Ald E. Lambert, C.B.E.