Save Aston Hall. Vivat Regina. Aston Hall. In Commemoration of the Inauguration by Her Gracious Majesty on the Fifteenth of June, 1858, of the Hall and Park as a Place of Recreation for the People of Birmingham, by whom its purchase has chiefly beeneffected.
Published for him by J.Gwillam, 26, Smallbrook St. Birmingham. [n.d c.1858.]
Tinted lithograph, rare. Image 350 x 266mm. 13¾ x 10½". Glue stains, laid on album page.
Aston Hall, the Jacobean-style mansion in Aston, Birmingham. It was built by John Thorpe and completed in 1635. It was built for Sir Thomas Holte, and remained in the family until 1817 when it was sold and leased by James Watt. However, in 1858, the house was purchased by a private company for use as a public park and museum. Queen Victoria was greeted by Sir Francis Scott, Bart, chairman of the interim managers of the park when she and Prince Albert arrived at Aston Hall.
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