Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection

Date of Auction: 12th June 2018

Sold for £65

Estimate: £50 - £70

Gardens, CHELSEA, Cremorne House and Gardens, uniface zinc, cremorne house, 2332 stamped in centre, scalloped edge, 36mm, 9.48g (W 1308, and p.178, this piece illustrated; Young, Gardens, p.73, this piece illustrated; cf. D & W 67/168); Royal Cremorne Gardens, Season 1876, paper, Admit One, Wednesday August 2nd 1876, 103 x 62mm (Young, Gardens, p.77, this item illustrated) [2]. Fine and better £50-70


Provenance: First bt Baldwin March 1993; second bt April 1999.

Cremorne House, to the west of Battersea Bridge, was sold by the Huntingdon family in 1831 to a convicted fraudster popularly known as the Baron de Beranger. Beranger added pleasure gardens to the property but was declared bankrupt and the house and gardens were acquired by James Ellis in January 1845. Between then and the late 1870s the gardens were much frequented, but in 1877 local residents objected to the renewal of its licence and it was forced to close