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To the Loyal, Royal, and Patriotic Inhabitants of
Blyth and Cowpen Townships.

Toilers and Tradespeople

The Jubilee Year of Her Most Gracious Majesty having fallen on the longest day - June 21st - the Committee have resolved, regardless of public expense, to celebrate the event by rendering Blyth EN-FETE on that memorable day.

His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, having some years ago honoured Blyth, by sailing into the Port in a herring boat, the inhabitants have never ceased their loyalty to the Throne, the Crown, and the Gilt and Gingerbread of Royalty. Therefore it has been deemed necessary by the Mayor and Corporation of Blyth that the day be observed as a General Jubilee Holiday. The tradesmen and small shopkeepers not observing the same will be considered blacklegs, and be for ever pointed at by the finger of scorn as disloyal subjects.

As the small beer snobbery of Blyth, in common with that of Cragside, Blagdon, and the North, are determined in the general scramble for handles to their names to utilise the public, it is hoped that Blyth and the district will enable them to fulfill their loyal desires and ambitious propensities.

The Committee hope and trust that the people will come from the surrounding district with smiling faces, liberal pockets, and dandy clothes to ensure fine weather and abundant success in the certain forecast that after the Loyal Jubilee will come the Royal Millennium.

Signed on behalf of the Committee,


“Wood Hut Palace.”

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