Lord mayor's feast at Guildhall 1786 – no dinner, no ball

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Lord mayor's feast at Guildhall 1786 – no dinner, no ball. Print shows a large group of city officials gathered around a table in Guildhall, some are jumping up and down on the table and have lost their hats and wigs. Posted on the wall are two notices: (1) "Nov. 1st 1786. The Lord Mayor is requested to set aside Parade and Festivity the ensuing 9th Nov. on account of the death of the Princess Amelia" and (2) "Guildhall. This day Nov'r the 9 will be presented, not acted since the death of the Duke of Cumberland, a serious Entertainment called The City Camelions." The behaviour of the city officials suggests that they are not pleased that there will be "no dinner – no ball" on Nov. 9th Date 1786 Nov. 6th.

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