The first pillar box was introduced to the British Isles on this day in 1852. This model post box was made to stand in the entrance hall of a large country house. A servant would empty the box each day and take the letters to the nearest post office. Museum Collections Centre.
Vauxhall Gardens: The Business Side. Vauxhall’s huge success after Jonathan Tyers’s acquisition of the property, which had been in existence for seventy years as the “New Spring Gardens”, can be attributed to the man’s perception that his idealistic dream must be counter-balanced by sound financial practices. An essential element of this was publicity, and of this, Tyers proved to be a master. Hogarth's gold "perpetual" ticket