Punch,  11 (1846), 98.

A Hint for the Dean and Chapter of Westminster



Illustration, Drollery

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N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Railways, Transport, Religion, Architecture, Display

    Another cynical response to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster Abbey that charges the public a fee (2d.) for visiting the abbey's tombs, statues, and other exhibits. The illustration shows a small steam-locomotive dragging several carriages on a line laid inside the abbey. Several people stand on the carriages in order to gain a better view of the exhibits. A clergyman stands at the end of the last carriage, shouting a commentary on the exhibits through a trumpet. The text explains that by reducing the admission fee, the dean and chapter have resolved to increase the number of visitors. Announces that an abbey railway system has been proposed which takes visitors on regular trips.

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