Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Pub celebrates multiculturalism with modern take on old Empire Day

A PUB celebrated multicultural Britain with its own twist on a long-forgotten tradition.

The Plowden Arms in Reading Road, Shiplake, held its second annual Empire Day on Saturday with live music, entertainment and food and drink.

Landlady Ruth Peters said: “We’re really known for all things old-fashioned and British. We were looking for an event to do that was family friendly and lively and that had a bit of history to it.”

Empire Day started in 1902, a year after Queen Victoria’s death.

The purpose was to remind children that they formed part of the British Empire and that its strength depended on them.

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