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In fact, the creature was a man, Harvey Leechdressed in a hair suit and with stained face and hands. He died six months later. From music halls and waxworks to freak shows and pleasure gardens, Liza Picard looks at the variety of popular entertainment available in the 19th century.
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The gardens occupied about 15 acres 6. The gardens were the grounds of the manor house of Walworththat is also the civil parish of Newington, Surrey ; the site was acquired in by impresario Edward Cross to be the location of his new Surrey Zoological Gardens, using animals from his menagerie at Exeter Exchangein competition with the new London Zoo in Regent's Park. Later, it was used for promenade concerts ; the gardens suffered intense competition from the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in After Cross's death, the gardens were acquired by a company; the zoo had become run down, and the animals were sold off in to build Surrey Music Hall in the gardens.
Stoke Place was developed and extended in the early nineteenth century. The park is also home to a cricket pitch which held one of the first ever recorded cricket games in Wilderness House dates back to around and is largely unchanged within - a rare survival.
The gardens occupied about 15 acres 6. The gardens were the grounds of the manor house of Walworththat is also the civil parish of Newington, Surrey. The site was acquired in by impresario Edward Cross to be the location of his new Surrey Zoological Gardens, using animals from his menagerie at Exeter Exchangein competition with the new London Zoo in Regent's Park.
Opened in by Edward Cross, the Royal Surrey Gardens in Walworth hosted a huge number of grand events; from re-enactments of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and The Great Fire of London, to spectacular fireworks displays and hot air balloon flights. The Zoological Gardens included a large circular domed conservatory at its centre which housed a pond of exotic fish and birds as well as cages of large carnivores, including lions and tigers. In five young giraffes were purchased for the Zoological Gardens.
Surrey Gardens, to give it its usual name, was a merger of two older forms of entertainment: the pleasure garden and the menagerie. Pleasure gardens, like those at Vauxhall, were public parks with other amenities such as rides, cafes, and performance spaces, hugely popular in the 18th century. Menageries were private zoos, the most famous of which was at the Tower of London. By the early 19th century though, both faced serious problems.
For more than years, Claremont has been a place to enjoy simple pleasures with family and friends. Today anyone can visit, but in times gone by it was a playground for the wealthy and influential. Princess Charlotte Augusta was the original "people's princess".
The gardens occupied 15 acres to the east side of Kennington Park Road, including a lake of about 3 acres. A large circular domed glass conservatory was built, feet in circumference with more than 6, square feet of glass, to contain separate cages for the animals including lions, tigers, a rhinoceros, giraffes and in a female gorilla. At that time it was the largest building of its kind in England.