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Political leaflet opposing the Shop Opening Hours bill

Political leaflet opposing the Shop Opening Hours bill

Printer: Ford & Son

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1886

Shelfmark: Evan.6457

Item number: 6457

Genre: Leaflet

This leaflet was written in opposition to the Shop Opening Hours bill, which proposed limiting the opening and trading hours of all retail outlets in the country. It was enacted into law in 1886.

The chief advocate of the bill was Sir John Lubbock, the first Lord Avebury. He is perhaps best known for introducing bank holidays to Britain, a concept so popular that the press at the time suggested that they should be called St Lubbock's Day.

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