Inspired by a priest in her native Denmark selling roses to raise money for those in need, Queen Alexandra brought the idea back to the UK. Real roses were substituted for silk ones, and Rose Day was created. The funds raised from the sale of these roses was distributed to help Londoners in poverty access healthcare.
The day is all about celebration, of their young folk, of their community and of their dedication to keeping the village traditions alive and well. Everyone takes on a role to make sure the day ran smoothly and by golly it did just that. There was tug of war, greasy poles, tom-bolas, fair rides, coconut shy and cake and fun stalls for everyone.
Below you will see some pictures from Alexandra Rose Day 1914
Below you can see how Rose Day transport has changed, yet is slightly similar.