"On Queen Alexandra's day it's all open for a shilling"

 Queen Alexandra was the wife of King Edward Vll, whom she married in 1863.

The 50th anniversary of her arrival in London from Denmark, as Princess Alexandra, was marked in 1912 by the inauguration of the Alexandra Rose Day.

This was a fund-raising event, held in June, during which artificial wild roses made by disabled people were sold in aid of London hospitals.

The 'Rose Day' is still in existence; its purpose now is to collect on behalf of a wide range of charities.