Victorian Beverley


In the mid 1830's Beverley became a peaceful where Cock-fighting and Bull -Baiting was rare to find. Thatre performances and the racecourse almost became dormant, instead more peacefully-social clubs were introduced such as: church and chapel; book clubs; charitable societies; political groups and mechanical institutes. The town became richer and more professional with industrial society becoming more professional.
In July 1840 the Beverley Public Rooms were opened. This building could hold many very large events. These public rooms were swarmed with lights in the room;they were heated by coal; they provided seating for concerts, lectures and theatrical shows and entertainment; and the largest room could even hold an upper-class formal ball.

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