|The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum Inventory no: 2003-5001/2/24008. Beechworth, circa 1857, by Walter Woodbury. The hotel appears to be the Commercial Hotel in Ford St, Beechworth|
ASSEMBLY ROOMS.Advertising. (1855, March 31). Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1866; 1914 -1918), p. 3. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113013270
Dancing! Dancing! Dancing!
M LANGFORD, proprietor of the
Beechworth Hotel, begs to inform
the inhabitants of Beechworth and
its vicinity, that he has rented the
above rooms, with an intention of
making it into a Dancing and Musical
Saloon, which will be opened on
MONDAY, 9TH APRIL, 1855.
It is being fitted up in the best possible
style, Messrs. Griffiths and Co.
(Harp and Violin players) are engaged
as musicians, and the lovers of really
good music, singing, and dancing,
will have an opportunity afforded
them unequalled in the district.
Doors open every evening, from
half past 6 to 12 p.m.
N.B.-There will be an entrance from
the Assembly Rooms to the Billiard
Room, which will enable persons
who are fond of this game likewise
to amuse themselves.
Beechworth, March 30, 1855.
"Messrs Griffiths and Co, Harp and Violin Players" probably included George Zeplin. A five and a half hour evening gig would certainly leave George (both Georges) with plenty of daylight hours to work a claim.
UPDATE- Richard Patterson in Nobblers and Lushingtons places the Assembly Rooms next to the first Beechworth Hotel in Ford St. Michael Langford had been the licensee of the El Dorado (later Exhange Hotel), where George's association with Langford began.