Esoteric London

No. 1074: Redchurch Street, E2

Posted in Amusements, Entertainment, Gardens, Graffiti, Meteorological by esotericlondon on April 10, 2014

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Redchurch Street, London, E2. Photo ©Roger Dean 2014

The London Pleasure Gardens Of The Eighteenth Century – Warwick Wroth, 1896:

The season at most of the London gardens began in April or May, and lasted till August or September. The principal gardens were open during the week (not, regularly, on Sunday) on three or more days, and those of the Vauxhall type were usually evening resorts. Much depended, it need hardly be said, upon the state of the weather, and sometimes the opening for the season had to be postponed. When the rain came, the fireworks were hopelessly soaked and people took refuge as they could under an awning or a colonnade or in a Great Room.