Programme for a pageant, presumably staged in London, under the auspices of the Alliance of Honour. The programme, priced at 6d., contains cast list, words for each tableau and a biographical or explanatory note about each of the characters or groups depicted.
In browsing through the British Library’s online archive of Cumbrian newspapers for the first half of the nineteenth century and searching for various keywords, I came across an intriguing advertisement from 1826 offering for sale the whole stock in trade and equipment of an unnamed Appleby printer and bookbinder.
Crammed into four pages of print, this offers in small format both the sheet music for a popular song and as much advertising for Beecham’s pills as possible!
With the programme for the annual conference finalised and booking now open for the 2017 Print Networks Annual Conference, here’s the report of last year’s conference held at the University of Galway from Helen Williams, a doctoral student at Edinburgh Napier University.
For centuries, the newspaper was the ‘poor relation’ of historical resources - underused and undervalued.
An advertising flyer handed out, perhaps to passers-by in the Strand, during the run of the melodrama The Black Rover.
Members of Print Networks will have many fond memories of Tanya. Her striding into conference reception (she was an energetic walker) with her wheeled suitcase in tow was always a welcome sight.