"The day was ushered in by a joyful peel on the church bells from 6-7am. At seven o'clock the Hungerford detachment of the Royal Berkshire Volunteers fired a feu de joie from
the balcony of the Town Hall. The band played "God Save the Queen" and those present gave three hearty cheers for Her Majesty.
At ten o'clock the Hungerford Band played in the market place. At half past ten a procession was formed consisting of the Band, the Volunteers, the Constable and Feoffees, the
Fire Brigade, the Foresters, the Oddfellows, the Church Lads' Brigade and the National School children, and was marshalled by Mr G Cottrell, to the church for the special service. It lasted half an hour.
The musical portion of the service was admirably rendered by the combined choirs of St Lawrence's and St Saviour's, Mr Wren playing the organ with his usual skill and taste. The church was densely
crowded, every available space being occupied, numbers standing in the porch and church yard, unable to get in.
After the service the procession was reformed and proceeded to the market place, where, as the clock struck twelve, the assembled
inhabitants joined in heartily saying "God Save the Queen".