holding of the same in the Pavilion. The Old Ship Hotel is of long established reputation, and is renowned for the admirable manner in which its visitors are catered for. Under the able proprietorship and superintendence of Mr. Robert Bacon, who is assisted by his brother, Mr. Arthur Bacon, this hotel must continue to enjoy its popularity.
The amusements at this period were numerous,— comprising tea parties, and fireworks at Promenade Grove, the entrance to which was in Prince's Place, North Street. Bull-baiting and cock-fighting were also in vogue, the original printed bills announcing them are now in the author's possession. Here are copies of them:—
A BULL BAIT
AT HOVE, On MONDAY, JUNE 11th,
A Dinner will be provided, and on Table at Two o'clock.
To be fought at the Cock Pit, WHITE LION, NORTH STREET,
0)1 THURSDAY, the 18th APRIL, 1811,
A Main of Cocks, for Twenty Guineas a Battle, and Fifty Guineas the Main; between the Gentlemen of the Isle of Wight, and the Gentlemen of Sussex.
N.B. A pair of Cocks to be on the Pit at Eleven o'clock.
At tins period the Theatre was in great favour, and very fashionably patronized. Situated in North Street, at the back of premises now occupied by Messrs. Cunditt,