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PRESENT DAY RELICS OF BEAR AND BULL BAITING

PRESENT DAY RELICS OF BEAR AND BULL BAITING

Our left-hand photograph shows the entrance to a small dark alley called Bear Gardens, London, which is reached by descending a stairway at the south end of Southwark Bridge. On the site of the alley was once a bear-ring. There were several places of this kind when this neighbourhood was fields, as a glance at an old panoramic map of London will show. In Addle Street (top right) is the sign - probably a parish mark - of a chained bear with the date 1670. Below is the bull-ring at Brading in the Isle of Wight.

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