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The Epping Hunt, or the ‘Cockney Hunt’ was traditionally held on Easter Monday.

An early Century Easter Miscellany MARCH 2015 COMMENTS We herewith present an (admittedly) random selection of Easter snippets from the early century newspapers; a true Easter miscellany. Via All Things Georgian.

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A View of London: Tottenham Court Road, 1812

The area of Hampstead Road/Tottenham Court Road around the turn of the century, by Thomas Rowlandson. This view shows the turnpike leading into London. No-one who knows the area today would recognise this at all.

Ranelagh Gardens: one of Vauxhall's competitors

Posts about Ranelagh Gardens written by Louise Allen

Part 5: A Fond Farewell Tally Ho! – A Brief History of The Epping Hunt

Part 5: A Fond Farewell Tally Ho! – A Brief History of The Epping Hunt

The Regency World of author Lesley-Anne McLeod: Don't Overlook Cricket!

"Hot Cross Buns" from "Characteristic Sketches of the Lower Orders" by Thomas Rowlandson (1820)

"Hot Cross Buns" from "Characteristic Sketches of the Lower Orders" by Thomas Rowlandson

The Strand, Looking Eastwards from Exeter Change, London by Stanley, Caleb Robert, 1824. Museum of London.

‘Exeter Change in the Strand’ by William Ellis-Rees

The Strand, Looking Eastwards from Exeter Change by Caleb Robert Stanley 1824 St Mary-le-Strand.

Elizabeth Hanbury: Pleasure Gardens - Part 1 http://elizabethhanbury.blogspot.com.au/2010/03/pleasure-gardens-1.html

The Rotunda at Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens, Thomas Bowles, 1754

Cuper’s Gardens, Lambeth’s pleasure ground via All Things Georgian

Cuper’s Gardens, Lambeth’s pleasure ground

View of Beaufoy’s Distillery, formerly Cuper’s Gardens; the site of the Waterloo Bridge Road; a large warehouse on the left with barrels piled up outside, © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Regency Reader Questions: Hyde Park and Driving in the Dark - Regency Reader

Questions: Hyde Park and Driving in the Dark

Question: All the schedules I can find indicate that one called on acquaintances at 5 pm or later. And that the “fashionable hour” was from about to pm.

Tattersall's horse market.

Tatersall's -- The London of Sebastian St. Cyr (image is a view of its entrance)

A General View of the City of London, Next the River Thames: 18th century

A General View of the City of London, Next the River Thames: century by Carington Bowles. Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, and canvases. Museum of London

A Jack-in-the-Green procession in a village, with the Jack in the centre flanked by two figures, and two children dancing in the foreground. c.1840. © The Trustees of the British Museum

May Day: the tradition of the Jack-in-the-Green and chimney sweeps

A Jack-in-the-Green procession in a village, with the Jack in the centre flanked by two figures, and two children dancing in the foreground. © The Trustees of the British Museum

James Peller Malcolm, 1767-1815, The East Side of Fitzroy Square, 1807, , Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

James Peller Malcolm, The East Side of Fitzroy Square, , Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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