Industrial towns and townships, 1750–1840

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:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

Industrial towns and townships, 1750–1840

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This chapter discusses sports and pastimes that were enjoyed in two contrasting communities in the early nineteenth century: the west Midlands and the West Riding of Yorkshire. It demonstrates the very different patterns of popular recreations that prevailed in each. The chapter also sets out to consider how such marked divergences between the cultural practices of the two regions had been formed. It explores popular recreation from the viewpoint of the regions.

Keywords: sports and pastimes; west Midlands; West Riding of Yorkshire; popular recreations; marked divergences; cultural practices

Chapter.  10562 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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