Object of the Week 26 November

Our Object this week is a raffle ticket — but not a modern one, as it’s dated 26 December 1880! The original is reproduced in the lower part of the picture, while a contemporary copy makes clear the contents of the ticket. Clearly the main prizes in those days would have been food! The tickets cost 6d each, a not inconsiderable sum in 1880, with a whole book of 12 tickets costing 5/6d, which meant that one ticket came free! The raffle was held at the Holly Bush Inn, Cefn Mawr.