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ORANGES AND LEMONS DISTRIBUTED TO LONDON CHILDREN AT ST. CLEMENT DANES

ORANGES AND LEMONS DISTRIBUTED TO LONDON CHILDREN AT ST. CLEMENT DANES

There was once a Danish colony just outside London and the name of St. Clement Danes commemorates it. It was therefore thought fit, on the occasion photographed above, that Danish children should take part in the oranges and lemons distribution to 600 London children. This custom derives from the ancient jingle in which the various belfries of old London speak to each other. Each child gets an orange and a lemon. The notice board behind the railings on the west side of the church is decorated with a carving of the fruit.

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