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Played in London : charting the heritage of a city at play

Author: Simon Inglis; Jackie Spreckley
Publisher: Swindon : English Heritage, [2014]
Series: Played in Britain.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From its first century Roman amphitheatre to the 21st century Olympic Stadium at Stratford, London has always been a city of spectacles and sporting fever. Profusely illustrated with detailed maps  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Inglis; Jackie Spreckley
ISBN: 9781848020573 1848020570
OCLC Number: 890433590
Description: 360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: Foreword by Rod Sheard Introduction 1. Played in London SPORTSCAPES 2. Open space 3. River Thames 4. Crystal Palace Park 5. Wembley Park 6. Lea Valley 7. Dulwich 8. Westway SPORTS BUILDINGS 9. Pavillions 10. Grandstands 11. Membership clubs and institutes 12. Company sports clubs 13. Gymnasiums and drill halls 14. Billiard halls 15. Skateparks 16. Outdoor swimming pools 17. Indoor swimming pools SPORTS 18. Bowls 19. Archery 20. Cricket 21. Golf 22. Football 23. Rugby 24. Real tennis 25. Fives 26. Rackets and squash 27. Lawn tennis 28. Athletics 29. Cycling 30. Greyhound racing 31. Speedway 32. Conclusions Links Credits Index
Series Title: Played in Britain.
Responsibility: Simon Inglis ; with additional research by Jackie Spreckley.

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Don't expect idly re-cycled facts, the author has done an awesome research job that might come across as geeky, if it wasn't so interesting. ... Really - a great read! * Greyhound Star, August 2014 Read more...

 
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