Discovering Britain: Oxford Victorian Leisure

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When: 01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2014

Cost: Free

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Walks & Trails


Workers’ playtime
Discover how Oxford’s ‘habitual drunkards’ were reformed into model citizens

Travel back in time to the Victorian era and discover an alternative Oxford beyond its dreaming spires. Find out how the ordinary working people spent their free time in the city’s pubs, theatres and fairs and how the middle classes tried to ‘reform’ them. This is a free self-guided walk. You can download everything you need from

Distance: 1 ¼ miles

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Venue address

The Mitre Pub
High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4AG


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