Berkhamsted Castle | Victorian Leisure in the Castle Ruins

Berkhamsted Castle

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1850: Victorian Leisure in the Castle Ruins

In the mid-19th and early 20th centuries, the castle grounds are frequently used for public events. Mechanics’ fetes are held here, and a Grand Bazaar is held to raise funds for the new town hall, designed by Edward Buckton-Lamb. Cricket matches and golf tournaments are played in the bailey, and musket practice also takes place.


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