Mr Hook’s Night: fireworks at Marybone Gardens 1770

Fireworks at the Pleasure Gardens

Fireworks at the Pleasure Gardens

 

Fireworks were regular entertainments at pleasure gardens of the 18th century. They were usually the grand finale following a concert and a burletta. On the 11th September 1770, Mr Clitherow fireworker from Ranelagh Gardens organised the fireworks at Marybone Gardens. A description of his programme appeared in the Public Advertiser on the 7th September 1770 and illustrated the extent of the firework extravaganza:

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