PGPT169

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PGPT169

PGPT169
Date: 14th July 1892
Source: original poster in Norfolk Record office, copy in PGPT archive

This poster advertises ‘An International bazaar and Garden Party’ to be held in The Plantation ‘through the kindness of Henry Trevor Esq.’ in aid of the Y.M.C.A. Stalls represented goods from various countries (ivory from Bombay, Japanese wares, Spanish fans etc) with stallholders dressed in ‘Native Costumes’. The Carrow band and fireworks were added attractions.

Points of interest: cheap trains from all over Norfolk, entrance cost 1s, fashionable oriental decoration (advertising by the oriental merchants Bonsor at the bottom of the sheet?), tickets sold by Jarrolds etc.

An EDP report next day said 4000 attended in spite of bad weather.