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2 single sheet posters, 440 x 285 mm and 415 x 260 mm, printed black on yellow and black on blue. In 1888 the non-resident Lord of the Manor of Chipping Barnet petitioned the Home Secretary to close Barnet Fair which had been running annually since being granted its Charter in 1588, but the request met little local support. Local solicitor W. Osborn Boys marshalled the defence and cross petitioned, pointing out that 40,000 cattle changed hands annually and that many local businesses were entirely dependant on the 3 day fair. The defence was successful and the tradesmen and licensed victuallers of the town presented him with a silver salver and testimonial, while the farmers gave him a superb chime clock and an address bearing the name of nearly every agriculturalist in the neighbourhood.
Title: The Defence Committee are glad to announce that the Home Secretary has refused to order the abolition of the fair which therefore will be held annually on 4th, 5th, & 6th September as heretofore... [with] To the Right Honourable Sir Henry Matthews Q.C., M.P., Her Majesty’s Secretary of State, Home Department. The Humble Memorial...by way of Objection to the proposal...to abolish Barnet Fair...
Publisher: Barnet: Cowling Steam Printer, 1888.:
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Seller ID: 38778