Source 5b

Boxer Ching Hook (COPY 1/392)

6. Look at these photographs of Victorian sporting pastimes:

  • How many sports can you recognise?
  • Do you notice any differences between the sports then and now?
  • What kind of people do you think would have taken part in these sports?
  • What kind of people would watch these sports?
  • Do you think these were organised matches, or were they just local events? Why do you think that?
  • Compare the photographs of these sporting events to the ones you see today, are they the same or different and how?