Title:
The Directory for the Town of Southampton in 1811.Second edition
Type of resource:
text
Material type:
Book
Date:
1811
Publisher:
A. Cunningham
Place of publishing:
Southampton
Institutional location:
Southampton City Libraries
License:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Bookworker:
Cunningham, Alexander
Profession(s):
Printer
Address:
75 French Street
Caption:
This early directory of Southampton provides a one-stop shop for information about local residents, the rhythms of town life, and connections to the rest of the country, whether throiugh the postal service, stage coaches, or mail packet ships. The profile of the town as a spa resort is captured by listings for baths, bathing machines, pleasure boats, and assembly rooms. Sporting venues include billiards, bowling greens, and cricket grounds. Cultural activities are well represented with reading rooms and the theatre. Inns and drinking establishments proliferate: the bane of later nineteenth-century teetotallers.
Subject:
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Business
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