As from this month we will be publishing a full list of the most recent new additions to our collections on our News page. You’ll also be able to read details of our major new catalogues as they are completed.
In this ‘new arrivals’ blog, we’re continuing to highlight our more unusual new arrivals. And these flyers certainly took the prize for being the most eye-catching!
They are among the personal papers given to us by Mr Alan Moore (collection reference D14592). Alan had a life-long interest in the 20th century development of Gloucester city centre, the development of bus and tram links across the county, and in Gloucestershire’s film theatres and concert halls. Among his collection are scrapbooks, research notes and, as the photograph shows, many colourful flyers for local concerts. This selection advertises events at the ABC Theatre in Gloucester, where artists such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer, Cliff Richard, Gene Pitney, Lulu and the Luvvers, Four Tops and Des O’Connor performed throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the flyers are accompanied by ticket stubs, evidence of Alan being a keen attendee of these concerts. Tickets could be bought for as little as 75p a seat!