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Exhibition: A Costume of Sport

Saturday 10:00

Chawton House

From the impressive pedigree of Jane Austen’s professional cricketing nephews to the typical sporting pursuits of the gentry, A Costume of Sport is a celebration of the sporting heritage held in the grounds over the centuries.

Dates

Saturday 10:00
Saturday 16:30

June 4th 2022 at 10:00 - June 4th 2022 at 16:30

Event details

Address:Chawton House
Chawton
Alton

Postcode:GU34 1SJ

Tickets:Included in the admission ticket to the House.

Contact Information:Please call 01420 541010 or email info@chawtonhouse.org

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From the impressive pedigree of Jane Austen’s professional cricketing nephews to the typical sporting pursuits of the gentry, A Costume of Sport is a celebration of the sporting heritage held in the grounds over the centuries. Did Jane Austen play sport? A Costume of Sport also considers the typical physical exercises enjoyed by women in the Regency period, and what they wore whilst doing it, from cricket and riding to sea bathing using horse-drawn machines.

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