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Scenes from the “Strawberry Fete” held at Torquay in Devon on Alexandra Day, Wednesday 27 June 1917. Promoted by the Four Allied Trades: Dairymen, Fruiterers, Grocers and Bakers, the fete was both a fund-raiser and a morale booster. Pictured here are NZEF personnel, nurses and locals participating in games and novelty races including blindfolded races, crawling races, wheel-barrow races and apple eating competitions. Soldiers, too injured to participate, look on.

Year:1917

Location:Torquay, Devon

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Scenes from the “Strawberry Fete” held at Torquay in Devon on Alexandra Day, Wednesday 27 June 1917. Promoted by the Four Allied Trades: Dairymen, Fruiterers, Grocers and Bakers, the fete was both a fund-raiser and a morale booster. Pictured here are NZEF personnel, nurses and locals participating in games and novelty races including blindfolded races, crawling races, wheel-barrow races and apple eating competitions. Soldiers, too injured to participate, look on.


Year: 1917

Length: 2:53

Source: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Catalogue Reference: "Strawberry Fete". Promoted by the Four Allied Trades: Diarymen, Fruiterers, Grocers and Bakers, Held at Torquay on Alexandra Day, 27 June 1917


Location: Torquay, Devon

Tags: Alexander Rose Day, Fetes, Fundraising

Subject: World War 1914-1916, New Zealand, Fundrasing, Alexander Rose Day, Fetes


Alexander Rose Day is a charitable fundraising event held annually in the UK since 1912 by Alexander Rose Day Charities. The charity was launched on the 50th anniversary of Queen Alexandra, the consort of King Edward VII, from her native Denmark to the UK. The Queen requested that the anniversary be marked by the sale of roses in London to raise funds for her favourite charities. The charity is still active today.

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