Advertisement for Crown and Anchor Saloon, Barking

Object number

LDVAL 2166


c. 1843


Black and white printed advertisement for a plain and fancy dress ball taking place at the Crown and Anchor Saloon, Barking, Essex on October 30th 1843. Drawing by E. Wild, Sc. 13 St. Martins-le-Grand. Double ticket 3s, Single ticket 2s. To be had off Mr. Deebles, printer, Barking. Dancing to commence at 7 O'Clock.There is no evidence that there was ever a pub called Crown and Anchor in Barking. It is possible that this was a printer apprentice piece, used to practice and demonstrate printing skills and techniques.

Physical description

Long black and white printed poster with the bust of a Jester holding a ticket just above the center of the page. All space around this image in filled with large and small text advertising a ball.






Whole length: 440mm
width: 285mm

Collection type

Social history


Inscription Printed On front: Crown and Anchor / Saloon, / Barking, Essex. / T. Stevens's / Gents. and Tradesmen's / Plain / and / Fancy / dress ball / will take place on / Monday Evening, Oct. 30, 1843. / T.S. most respectfully informs the Inhabitants of Barking, Ilford, Romford, and / their vicinities that no expense will be spared to render the above Evening worthy of / their patronage and support. / The dances / will consist of / Quadrilles, waltzes, country dances, hornpipes, mescolanzes, &c., &c. . Master of Ceremonies. - Signor Du D'Darcy. / In the course of the evening / Band, A-La Musard....................

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Start datec. 1843
InstitutionValence House Museum
Collection typeSocial history