Village greens

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

Village greens

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This chapter discusses the practice of recreation in rural areas. It focuses on the spaces where the games were played. It examines the long-forgotten sport of camping, which illustrates both the possibilities and the problems of using space to explore the history of popular recreations in the rural context.

Keywords: recreation; rural areas; space; camping; popular recreations; rural context

Chapter.  13459 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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