Tag Archives: Theatre

Cremorne Gardens: Drinking, Dancing and Danger!

Chelsea, nowadays largely the playground of the rich, was in the middle of the 19thc the playground of every class of Londoner, with almost every form of popular entertainment on offer on the banks of the Thames at Cremorne. Whether … Continue reading

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The First Chelsea Stadium

 Say Chelsea Stadium to most people and they’ll think of football but Stamford Bridge wasn’t the first stadium in Chelsea. The earlier one had beautiful gardens and was a  venue for sports of all kinds [apart from football]. Sadly all … Continue reading

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The Occasional Garden…

I’ve been having an occasional week.  My partner started it with a joke about an  occasional chair, wondering what they were the rest of the time, and then I heard Todd Longstaffe-Gowan give a lecture about 18thc Town Gardens which … Continue reading

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Repton in a flap! Red Books and theatricality…

What’s the one thing that everyone knows about Humphry Repton apart from the fact that he spelt Humphry without an E? I’d guess it’s the fact that he produced Red Books, so called because of their red morocco leather bindings. … Continue reading

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