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Birmingham 1889: One Year in a Victorian City

Roberts, Stephen


This entertaining book provides a vivid, month-by-month portrait of life in Birmingham in one year - 1889, the year city status was awarded by Queen Victoria. Drawing on the city's famous satirical magazines and the correspondence columns of its leading morning newspaper, this account reveals what Brums most enjoyed doing (going to the pantomime and the circus, day trips to Llandudno, watching the Villa win at Perry Barr) and what they most moaned about (noisy and expensive trams, naked bathing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Book


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