The Prince’s Visit to St. Catharines Broadside, 1860 RG 558
In 1860, the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, Queen Victoria’s eldest son
visited St. Catharines. He was 18 years old at the time. C.P. Camp, secretary,
clerk and treasurer of the city council of St. Catharines urged the citizens to
show their affection for the Prince of Wales. This was reflected in the
broadside which he put out. He noted that The Saint Catharines Volunteer
Artillery Company would fire a royal salute and British cheers would be
given by the assembled throng.
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The Prince’s Visit to St. Catharines Broadside, 1860Broadside advertising the appearance of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, who was Queen Victoria’s eldest son. He was to become Edward VII. The visit took place on Tuesday, the 18th of September in 1860. The broadside measures 20 cm. x 17.5 cm. The Royal Coat of Arms is featured on the top. Different typefaces are used throughout the broadside. The Broadside reads: "The Prince's Visit to St. Catharines. His Royal Highness will be at St. Catharines on Tuesday, the 18th Sept. 1860. The Committee of Management express the earnest hope that the Inhabitants of the Counties of Lincoln & Welland Generally, will manifest their Loyalty by joining in an enthusiastic demonstration to the Prince. Come Early to get Seats! As the accommodation in the Amphitheatre will be limited. A Grand Procession Of Firemen and other Public Bodies will be formed, accompanied by Bands of Music. A Royal Salute Will be fired by the St. Catharines Volunteer Artillery Company; and British Cheers will be given by the assembled assembled thousands. A General Illumination in the Evening! God Save The Queen! C.P. Camp, Sec'y to Committee. St. Catharines, September 15, 1860."