The article from the Western Daily Press describes the discovery of a 250-year-old 'golden ticket' token that was honored
by a theatre built in 1766. Great story! -Editor
A rare 'golden ticket' which
gives its bearer free lifetime entry to Britain's longest-running theatre has been honoured - 250 years on.
The silver coin, gilded in gold, was one of only two ever made to mark the founding of the Bristol Old Vic in 1766.
They were originally presented to a couple called Mr and Mrs Crump who persuaded landowners to allow the theatre to be built.
For the "great trouble and expense" the Crumps went to, Bristol Old Vic granted the couple and their family and friends free,
unlimited entry to all shows.
Unfortunately, the article does not picture the token. Would anyone have an image, or know where to get one? -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
ticket' silver coin for Bristol Old Vic lifetime free entry discovered in French home
Wayne Homren, Editor
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