Space for recreation in industrial England

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

Space for recreation in industrial England

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This chapter discusses the theme of space. It aims to position the sports and pastimes described in Chapter 6 more firmly within their topographical context. The chapter also discusses these activities using the finer perspective of space. An assessment of how far pressure on space during the early nineteenth-century industrial towns served to constrict the practice of these activities is presented.

Keywords: space; sports and pastimes; topographical context; perspective of space; pressure; industrial towns; early nineteenth-century

Chapter.  9941 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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