Borough of Eastleigh Charter days, 1936.

An official programme and order of proceedings for the presentation of the charter making Eastleigh a municipal borough, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 1936.

The charter of incorporation was granted by King Edward VII and was presented on his behalf by Lord Mount Temple, Deputy Lieutenant for the County. This charter made the urban district, Eastleigh, a municipal borough. The significance of this event is reflected in the extensive firework display which took place in Fleming park and was organized by Messrs. Brock Ltd. Each municipal borough consists of a mayor, alderman (part of the municipal council), and burgesses (inhabitants of a town or borough). Collectively, this formed a type of local government involved in local administrative and legal responsibilities such as the creation of bye-laws, infrastructure and  civil and criminal law courts. In 1974, Eastleigh Borough Council was expanded to include seven additional parishes from the Winchester rural district.

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Borough of Eastleigh Charter days front cover. Brief information on the occassion.
15:20, presentation of the charter with the hymn and the national anthem.
Programme of the fireworks display.