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Shakespeare Jubilee Enamel, 1754 – 1774, BI446
Image by Black Country Museums
This oval medallion is a souvenir from David Garrick’s Stratford Jubilee the event. A portrait of Shakespeare is transfer printed on the white enamel base, along with the words ‘Stratford Jubilee Sept 7 176-‘. The inscription along the top edge reads, "We ne’er shall look upon his eke again".

The 1769 jubilee celebrated William Shakespeare’s life and works and was held in Stratford-upon-Avon. It was organised by David Garrick (1717-1779), the actor-manager famed for his portrayals of Shakespearian characters.

Unfortunately, the jubilee was not a success and was widely ridiculed as a fiasco. Heavy rain and overcrowding ruined many of the events and forced Garrick to cut short the celebrations after two days.

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Read more on The Troy Record

Knights prevail after tough test
Newcastle Knights keep in touch with the top-eight teams in the NRL, surviving to beat Penrith 16-12 at Ausgrid Stadium.

Knights prevail in scrappy encounter
The Knights re-entered the NRL’s top eight with a hard-fought 16-12 win over Penrith in Newcastle on Saturday evening.
Read more on Australian Broadcasting Corporation

BRIEFLY: June 18
PLYMOUTH – Charis Bible School will hold a mission fundraiser yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at 118 Long Pond Road, Unit G. No early birds. In case of rain, the event will be moved inside.
Read more on Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin


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