Posted by Jenna on July 11, 1997 at 12:13:48:
Is anyone familiar with this term? It seems that a few times throughout London's history, the Thames froze in the winter due to poor current. The last time this happened was in the winter of 1813-14. (With the construction of the New London Bridge, the flow problem was remedied.)
Various events took place from the traditional livestock trading to more 'genteel' diversions including horse racing and the Prince Regent participating in a fox hunt.
I am very curious to know more about these fairs, or fairs and social gatherings in general: Were they at all akin to Vaux Hall, etc.? Were the 'classes' separated in this sort of fun?
Any information or feedback would be greatly appreciated.
For anyone interested, I received that bit of information from a book on Georgian London. I have the name of the author and ISBN # at home if anyone wants it.
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