The seventy-sixth anniversary festival dinner in aid of the Licensed Victuallers' School was held at the Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening, under the presidency of Mr. Thomas Boord, M.P. The company numbered about 700 guests. There are at present 203 children maintained and educated in the school, the largest number there has been since its foundation. On quitting the school apprenticeship fees are paid, and many of the scholars have attained to responsible positions in life. Subscriptions and donations were announced to £4700.
Source: The Illustrated London News, July 1, 1882, p.6