Bolton Hospital Stall, Happy Homes Exhibition. By Humphrey Spender - September 1937

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A stall for Bolton Hospital’s Saturday Fund at the Happy Homes Exhibition, Drill Hall, Silverwell Street. The exhibition was organised by Bolton Chamber of Trades to promote commerce in Bolton. Visitors to the stand had the opportunity to win the 8 H.P. Ford car on display.

The Mass Observation Archive includes a number of accounts written by observers of the exhibition and a brochure listing stalls. Exhibitors included Smith’s Potato Crisps and the Youth Hostel Association as well as local companies. There is also an observation of the entertainment provided by an Italian, Giovanni, whose “violent mismanagement of the English language succeeded in making some first rate cracks.”

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