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Jubilee Poster

Glasgow City Archives, Town Clerk's Department

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Jubilee Poster

A poster produced by the Town Clerks's department to inform the public of roads that would be closed for celebrations to mark Queen Victoria's Jubilee on 16 June 1887.

The occasion was marked by celebrations throughout the city including a military review on Glasgow Green, which was attended by 50,000 people, and a special service at Glasgow Cathedral. The day was declared a public holiday, streets were decorated with bunting and flags, concerts were held in the city's parks and the Lord Provost held a banquet in the McLellan Galleries on Sauchiehall Street. The main event of the evening was a reception and ball at the St Andrew's Halls which was also hosted by the Lord Provost. Dinners were served to 6,000 of the city's "deserving poor" in halls around the city.

Reference: Glasgow City Archives, Town Clerk's Department

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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