On Tuesday 1 June 1926 the final preparations were put in place at a meeting of the local council of the Peacemakers’ Pilgrimage in Croydon. Among those attending were delegates from Croydon, Caterham, Warlingham, Kenley, Purley, Wallington, Sutton, Streatham, Upper Norwood and Dulwich. Miss Preston, the organiser for the Brighton to London route, was impressed with the ‘splendid arrangements’ made to greet the pilgrims. Processions and demonstrations were planned for various places. A printed timetable of events would be made available so that members of the public could join the Pilgrimage processions wherever it was most convenient.
On the evening of 17 June, the South Norwood Choir led a march to a meeting in Katherine Street. The Hospitality and Finance Committee gave a positive report, but it was noted that more beds and money would be required. The Decorations Committee reported that armlets, pennons and tabards were ready, along with a small supply of banners. A group of Croydon pilgrims would join in the final leg of the pilgrimage to Hyde Park to carry the specially designed Brighton to London route banner, which had been made in Croydon, in the London procession.
Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter, 5 June 1926.