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THE PLEASURE GROUNDS AT RANELAGH AND THE PAVILION AT BRIGHTON

THE PLEASURE GROUNDS AT RANELAGH AND THE PAVILION AT BRIGHTON

Ranelagh Gardens, once situated in Chelsea, was one of those pleasure grounds in which Londoners found so strong an attraction during the 18th century. The photograph (bottom), from a contemporary print, represents a grand ball given in honour of George I's Jubilee on April 28, 1749, in the gardens. The pavilion is seen in the background. It has been said that George IV invented Brighton. As Prince of Wales he was certainly responsible for the odd-looking pseudo-Moorish Pavilion (top). Our illustration is from an old print.

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