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Provincial towns: streets and squares, 1750–1830

Emma Griffin

in England's Revelry

Published by British Academy

Published in print August 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263211
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734427 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263211.003.0004

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Provincial towns: streets and squares, 1750–1830

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This chapter gives an extended analysis of street recreations. It does this in two ways. It continues the chronological history of street recreations from earlier chapters and looks at the fortunes of events that were once funded by civic elites in the years following the end of these payments. It also considers forms of civic recreations that did not have routine funding, and examines the cycle of pleasure fairs and the occasional public celebrations. The chapter concludes with a discussion of ephemeral events and plebeian street recreation.

Keywords: street recreations; civic recreations; routine funding; pleasure fairs; public celebrations; ephemeral events; plebeian street recreation

Chapter.  12722 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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