Racing at Ascot, Berkshire

Racing at Ascot, Berkshire
Photograph taken 1870-1900 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: cc97/00828

The famous racecourse at Ascot is pictured here in the late 19th century. To the left of the picture is a camera on a tripod; taking pictures of the race goers has always been as much a part of Ascot as the race itself. In the background the pavilion is packed with people hoping to get lucky on the horses. A picture of the racecourse today may well show nearly as many top hats as seen here.

Location

Windsor and Maidenhead Ascot

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Themes

Tags

race horse leisure event people camera Victorian (1837 - 1901)