As the fire breathing dancers performed and the fireworks lit up the sky, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens felt momentarily restored to its original vision – a place to see and be seen. Pleasure Gardens were an invention of the 17th and 18th century – ticketed parks with amusements, performers and perfectly manicured flowerbeds. It was the beginning of an urban revolution that valued green spaces as plac…

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