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132–3. 4. , p. 128. 5. J. Wentworth Day, Inns of Sport, London, 1949, pp. 33–4. 6. Barrie Cox, English Inn and Tavern Names, Nottingham, 1994. List of Licences granted by Magistrates in the Halifax area to Public Houses and Beer Sellers, dated 29 August 1871, in Calderdale Archives, HA S/B: 2/13/9 and Misc:/8/ 116/124-136. Aspects of Culture and Recreation in 19th Century and Early 20th Century Huddersfield, Bretton Hall College, Urban Studies Series, no. 3, Summer 1979. 7. Stow’s Survey of 1720, quoted in Horatio Smith, Festivals, Games and Amusements, London, 1831, p.
No doubt the use of pubs as a base from which to undermine Sabbatarianism would have brought an ironic smile to the ghosts of those campaigners who opposed the Sunday Observance acts in the nineteenth century. However, the fact that Sunday football was largely played on municipally-owned park football pitches, rather than on fields belonging or attached to pubs, underlined the pub’s declining influence over the course of the previous century. Despite the limited facilities pubs could now offer football teams, and perhaps reflecting a lack of appropriate leisure facilities elsewhere, such remained the popularity of football and the depths of its link with alcohol that pubs are still today an important base for local football, and rugby league, teams.
Vincent Dowling, Fistiana, or Oracle of the Ring, London, 1868, p. 143. We are indebted to Professor Peter Radford for this quote. 13. For example, The Licensed Victualler’s Mirror, published in London, carried a long-running series ‘Chronicles of the Prize Ring’ from 1888 onwards. In 1900 The Licensed Victuallers’ Gazette also published the two-volume Fights for the Championship. The Men and their Times, bound in half leather, costing 25 shillings. 14. Diana Raitt Kerr, Hambledon Cricket and The Bat and Ball Inn, Chichester, 1951.
Analytical Index to Publications of Texas Folklore Society, Vols 1-36 by James T. Bratcher