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Birmingham 1889: One Year in a Victorian City

Roberts, Stephen

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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]

dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-15T01:47:11Z
dc.date.available2019-05-15T01:47:11Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1544139227
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/162510
dc.description.abstractThis 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 in the canals, watching the Villa lose at Perry Barr). Readers will meet the rather stern town clerk Edward Orford Smith, the first black pastor in the city Peter Stanford, the Shah of Persia, Austen Chamberlain and Billy Poole, who appeared before the magistrates for being drunk and disorderly on no fewer than 170 occasions. The book is illustrated with ten photographs and ten cartoons relating to Brum in 1889
dc.format.extent73
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherCreateSpace
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Birmingham Biographies Series
dc.relation.isversionof1st edition Edition
dc.rights© Stephen Roberts
dc.titleBirmingham 1889: One Year in a Victorian City
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor210305 - British History
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9501711xPUB103
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationRoberts, Stephen, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.identifier.absseo950504 - Understanding Europe's Past
dc.date.updated2019-03-12T07:41:50Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationUnited Kingdom
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