The song may have been written for Empire Day, it was published in 1911. The music is believed to be by Gustav Holtz and the lyrics by S. Wensley. There were lots of these kinds of songs written at the time.
One local person recalls, "I was at primary school in the fifties and we had to learn it at school just for the Ferry Fair. The teachers were all involved in the fair in those days as the fair was around the end of June. We walked in our classes and usually our teacher led us. It was sung at the crowning ceremony".
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Great Britain‘s children stand.
Let every heart be glad today,
throughout our native land.
May glory undiminished
be linked with peace serene
May concord smile, o’er Britain’s isle
and bless our worthy Queen.
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