History of Leisure in England

By plottkd
  • Jan 1, 1002

    Viking Times in England

    Leisure during this time was based on outdoor activities which included skating, horse racing, and skiing. Children and adults also both played with board games such as chess and other home-made games.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1050 to

    History of leisure in England

  • Jan 1, 1066

    Anglo-Saxons Times

    Telling stories and large feast became very popular during this time. Men also begain wrestingling and weightlifting for fun.
  • University Boat Race

    Also created at Cambridge University rowing became a popular sport and still is today in England.
  • Victorian Times

    Leisure really started to grow during this time and muscial instruments became very popular along with books and newspaper. Although people had money to spend on leisure during this time many were to busy with work to take part.
  • Table Tennis

    Table Tennis was invented during this year at Cambridge University and soon became a popular pastime.
  • Rise of the Television

    People started to spend a lot of their free time watching televsion during this time period.
  • Period: to

    History of Leisure in England

  • Leisure games in the late 1950's

    Children had many more games to play with during these times, some new popular toys were yo-yos, 3D-spectacles, I-spy books and hoola hoops.
  • Ferret Legging in England

    Ferret Legging was created during the 1970 by coal miners.
  • Extreme Ironing in England

    Extreme ironing was created by Phil Shaw on an afternoon in June, changing the way some people view leisure.