Saturday, May 26, 2012

Victoria Day 1862



In 1862 people in Victoria were already celebrating Victoria day.   The Queen's birthday was May 24th.  This report on the events of the 24th and the ad for the horse races ran in the May 26th edition of the British Colonist.

The horse races in Beacon Hill Park were very clearly a commercial venture and did not seem to be at odds with the deed of gift of the park.

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