This blog traces the blurring of class divisions as Public Pleasure Gardens, Parks, & Outdoor Sports venues evolve. These venues became gathering places to mingle with neighbors & strangers. Here people could exchange news; meet lovers; play & watch sports & games; make business deals; eat & drink; watch entertainments; & promenade to see & be seen.
Friday, August 18, 2017
1759 Spas, Wells, & Baths for Health - Original Garden Entrance to Bagnigge Wells
The Original Garden Entrance to Bagnigge Wells
Daily Advertisement for July, 1775, “The Royal Bagnigge Wells, between the Foundling Hospital and Islington.—Mr. Davis, the proprietor, takes this method to inform the publick, that both the chalybeate and purging waters are in the greatest perfection ever known, and may be drank at 3d. each person, or delivered at the pump-room at 8d. per gallon.”