The Illustrated London News
October 23rd 1858 pg 391-2
Military Bazaar at Chatham
A GRAND military bazaar in aid of the fund of the Central Association for improving the condition of the wives and families of soldiers and sailors was held at Chatham on Thursday and Friday last week. The stalls were crowded with ever description of articles usually found at bazaars, received by the committee from all parts of the county, the principal ladies of the garrison and neighbourhood superintending the sale. The bands of the Royal Engineers and Royal Marines were in attendance, and a large number of visitors was attracted. The sum realised exceed £380, which amount, after deducting the expenses incurred, will be handed over to the committee of the association.
The illustration shows the event taking place on the Inner Lines opposite Holy Trinity Church, Brompton.