Rare Broadside advertising public tours of the Thames Tunnel
By TEAPE, H., & Son, 1827
Open to the Public Every Day (Sundays excepted) from Seven in the Morning, until Eight in the Evening, The Thames Tunnel.
- Author: TEAPE, H., & Son
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: H. Teape & Son, Printers Tower Hill
- Publication date: 1827.
- Physical description: Woodcut broadsheet, three figures showing the tunnel’s length, a cross section, and its means of construction, plan of the tunnel and its environs below, old folds reinforced.
- Dimensions: 240 by 265mm (9.5 by 10.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 1677
As the construction work was so slow — at some 3–4 meters a week — it was decided, in 1827, to allow public tours of the tunnel. The general public were charged 1 shilling per person; viewing times were from Monday to Saturday seven in the morning till eight in the evening. The scheme proved to be popular and an estimated 600–800 visitors per day came to marvel at its construction.