1880 Public Nuisance Broadside, The Use of Squirts to Commit Public Assault at The Bridgnorth Fair, Shropshire
A very rare public nuisance warning broadside about complaints made to the authorities of the use of Squirts at The Bridgnorth Fair in Shropshire, and any other means of Personal Annoyance Notice is Hereby Given that any Persons Who Commit an Assault upon any other person, or persons by means thereof will be liable on conviction to be imprisoned for two months or fined five pounds, by Order of Hubert Smith, Bridgnorth Town Clerk 1880s
the poster is not dated, but Hubert Smith was Bridgnorth Town Clerk in the 1880s, so it's safe to assume that it dates to this period, measures 17.25 inches by 11 inches approx. the poster has some fold lines, and will be posted folded along those lines, noticeable edges wear with some short tears, creases, marking and loss, else in good general condition. A FASCINATING PIECE OF SOCIAL HISTORY WHICH CAME FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF HUBERT SMITH, AND IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE ONLY SURVIVING COPY.
Author Hubert Smith
Publisher R. H. Evans, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.