Posters & Postcards
There were so many dances, whist drives and other events in earlier years before TV took hold that posters, and the treats and prizes they offered, had to be eye-catching.
Bailiffgate Museum boasts a wide and growing collection. Note that these are low-resolution images but a high resolution version suitable for use in a wall poster up to at least A3 is also available for a small charge for any of these images. Please Contact us.
Seahouses Nursing Association
1930s poster for Seahouses Nursing Association. Before the NHS district nurses were funded by local charity committees. Printed by Coates and Sons of Alnwick....
Fancy Dress Ball
Poster for the Annual Fancy Dress Ball of 1937 to be held at The Old School, Rennington, in aid of Alnwick Infirmary. Featuring the Maritza Dance Band. Printed by Coates and Sons of Alnwick....
Poster for a Shrove Tuesday, 1938, Mask Ball in aid of Village Hall funds to be held at Hindmarsh Hall, Alnmouth, with music from Bobby Angus and his Boys. Printed by Coates and Sons of Alnwick....
St Georges Players of Alnwick
Poster for a Variety Concert at Acklington Village Hall in aid of the Childrens Christmas Treat Fund. Entertainment by the St Georges Players of Alnwick. Printed by Coates and Sons of Alnwick....
Davison Handbills 9
Advert for his own business setting out the range of products and services on offer, advertising for an apprentice and two houses to let. Printed by William Davison of Alnwick, 1829....
Davison Entertainment 4
Handbill advertising a performance by Messrs Fraser and Ingleby of various works at the school room in Alemouth or Alnmouth in 1822. Printed by William Davison of Alnwick....
Davison Entertainment 5
Handbill advertising a theatrical variety performance in the Freemasonâ€™s Lodge Room at the Kingâ€™s Head Inn in Alnwick in 1819. Printed by William Davison of Alnwick....
Davison Misc. 2
Handbill advertising the creation by M. Collingwood, watch and clock maker, of a subscription club for the purchase of clocks and watches in 1823. Printed by William Davison of Alnwick....