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- DescriptionAs the nineteenth century progressed, shorter working weeks brought more leisure time and improved opportunities to promote and take part in sport and entertainment. By 1900 two professional football teams had become established in the league, Edgbaston had become the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, and ball games such as rugby, hockey, netball and tennis flourished. Birchfield Harriers regularly showed a clean pair of heels to clubs near and far. Gymnastics and swimming also became very popular. During the first three decades of the twentieth century music halls, theatres and the cinema attracted impressive numbers of patrons. All of these enjoyable activities are described in this book with over 200 photographs, postcards and other wonderful memorabilia. Coronations are also featured and the week-long city-wide pageant in 1938. Look out for the small boy who surely put the 'imp' into 'impudence'!
- Author BiographyEric Armstrong was born, raised and educated in Handsworth, Birmingham. Following army service during 1942 to 1947, he became a student at Birmingham University. During retirement he has developed a keen interest in postcards of old Birmingham and has written a number of historical books about the city.
- Author(s)Eric Armstrong,Rosemary Stafford
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication15/02/2012
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note235
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine10 mm
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