Entertainment and Leisure Gallery
The latter half of the nineteenth century saw the growth in
commercial exploitation of leisure, such as fairgrounds and music
halls. Technological advances such as the invention of the bicycle
also played a large part in bringing leisure activities to the
National Fairground Archive, Main
Library, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN,
Tel: 01144 222 7231
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Lady Master on Tricycle, 31 Oct 1897
The invention of the bicycle, as well as being a cheaper mode of
transport, helped to liberate many women during the nineteenth
century. It did, however, create heated discussions over
appropriate dress for lady cyclists
T. Scott & Sons, 'Coronation Scenic Electric
Improvements in the mechanisms of fairground rides such as
roundabouts led to their increase in popularity.
St Johns Cycling Club - Accident near Bransford Bridge,
Maypole Dancing, Badsey, School Children, (late
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