Advertisement for a dinner in Gateshead in August 1830 to celebrate the July 1830 revolution in France, Catalogue ref: HO 44/21
Friends of Liberty
Will dine at Mr. Kenmir’s,
Geo. III Inn, Gateshead, on
Tuesday, Aug. 24th, 1830,
OF THE RECENT
GLORIUS TRIUMPH OVER
TYRANNY IN FRANCE.
Dinner on the Table at 3 o’ Clock in the Afternoon.
Tickets to be had at Mr Kenmir’s Bar, and W. Stephenson’s
Shop, No 3, Bridge End, Gateshead – Price 5s. 6d. [5 Shillings and 6 pence]« Return to What caused the 1832 Great Reform Act?
- Define the terms: ‘liberty’; ‘tyranny’ and ‘commemoration’.
- What type of people might have attended this dinner?
- Why would they want to celebrate this particular event?
- The code for this document is ‘HO’ which stands for the Home Office. Can you find out why this document is held in a Home Office file? [Clue: think about the role of the Home Office in Government]
- How does this source help explain the growing demand for political reform in the 19th century?