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OLD THEATRE POSTERS

I couldn't resist putting up these old posters, I came accross, onto our site. As far as I know our drama group does not go back this far, so these posters are nothing to do with the drama group! It is just interesting to see that drama was thriving in Warkworth back in the early 1800's. Notice they were keen then ...."of obtaining the patronage of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Warkworth and its extensive neighbourhood". Proof that some things never change!

I wonder where these plays were performed?

poster 1820
poster 1820

The information I was able to find on these posters is as follows:

'Printed posters advertising theatrical performances at Warkworth in 1820. The best seats were available for two shillings each. William Davison printed this poster. He was born at Alnwick, Northumberland, on 16th November 1781. He was the youngest son of William & Mary Davison. After leaving school William junior entered into an apprenticeship with Mr. Hind, a chemist in Newcastle. It is believed William returned to Alnwick in 1802, setting up business as a pharmacist. In 1803 he entered into a short partnership with Joseph Perry, a local printer in Alnwick. William continued to work in the town as an apothecary, pharmacist, and printer until his death in 1858. His printed material remains a unique illustration of the business and social activities present in the Alnwick area during the early and mid-nineteenth century.'