24 November 2012

Newspaper Clippings #4: 'Refined' & 'Unrefined' Entertainments

From Aris's Birmingham Gazette, 19 November 1827.

Click on the orange links to explore the Regency Birmingham where the 'news' was taking place.
The unrefined entertainment of the week is bull-baiting, which was being heavily cracked down on by the 1820s, though in the Black Country, and especially in towns like West Bromwich and Wednesbury the 'sport' was still deeply rooted in the social life; cock and dog fighting too. To find other posts about bull-baiting in Birmingham and the surrounding area click here.

For what was deemed to be refined entertainment, why not visit the Theatre Royal which has a great line-up playing Hamlet and Italian Opera.

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