A further gathering took place in Market Hill on Thursday, 14th November at the request of the Council. It was attended by the Councillors, John Phillips as chair of the magistrates, children from the schools, men from the soldiers' hospital with Dame Maud Bevan and the staff. The resolution of thankfulness from Monday evening was expressed again. The National Anthem was sung followed by the Marseillaise sung by the children.
With the Armistice taking effect in November 1918 and with so many of the menfolk of the town still on the Continent and further afield in places like Egypt and India, it was not until the summer of 1919 that Royston really started to celebrate the coming of peace.
There were many entries in the Royston Crow for Friday, 18th July 1919 including this piece -
The same edition of the paper also carried a number of announcements encouraging participation in various events -
The parade and other celebrations were commemorated in this postcard.
One of the more prominent competitors was this Royston Crow
(surely Mr G.S Wilkinson, Mr. J.B. Bishop or Mr. J. Course - its difficult to tell. See the list of prizes below)
Other notices invited entrants for various races which were to be organised on the day.
A few days later a fancy dress fancy was organised. Here is the advertisement.
The Crow ran a huge series of articles the following week describing the parade and other events which had taken place. It gave details the organising committee, the decorations in the town, the procession, sports events, entertainments, teas and the dinner at the Town Hall.