Crown Public House Church Street Great Ellingham 2019
The Eastern Daily Press of Saturday 26th April 1902 reported on a Smoking Concert held the previous Thursday at the Crown Inn which was endorsed by the Attleborough & District Unionist Association.
Smoking Concerts were particularly popular during the Victoria era. They were social gatherings attended only by men who would smoke and discuss politics whilst listening to live music.
The newspaper article mentioned that a Mr George Cogbill, Agent of the Rural Labour League, “delivered an interesting and instructive address on current policies”.
During the evening, songs were rendered by Messrs Gaymer, Geen, Macdonald, H Smith, Lane, C Reeves, Wilkins, Gutteridge and others.
At the end of the evening, the Attleborough & District Unionist Association had attracted new members.
Eastern Daily Press 26th April 1902