Guardian: Theme park, pubs, human zoos"

Edited: July 23, 2019, 8:25 AM

As sort of an article about the origins of themed entertainment, this article jumped out at me - and has some pretty impressive images

The bits about Pleasure gardens, and Exhibition grounds are probably the most relevant to us.

Anyone brave enough to ride that early wooden looping coaster?

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Edited: July 23, 2019, 11:26 AM

Ohhh, liked the article.
It's telling something about London (only London) and more specifically, only about the 19th century.
The claim that the Victorians invented leisure, however is a bit of a far cry...
I'm sure in to get the book, but I know enough of leisure history (which goes back thousands of years) to understand it would just fill the 'local Brittish small gap' in the bigger world story. :-)

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