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Advert for the Yorkshire Coffee & Dining Rooms 6804

Advert for the Yorkshire Coffee & Dining Rooms 6804

Printer: Grammer's

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.6804

Item number: 6804

Genre: Leaflet

By the late-19th century many formerly popular coffee houses had been transformed into exclusive gentlemen’s clubs or public houses selling cheap food and alcohol. Even where they survived, they were no longer the crowded, noisy and vibrant meeting places of the 17th and 18th centuries.

The introduction of efficient postal and transport systems, and the increase in education available for professionals like doctors, meant that coffee houses were no longer vital centres of communication and culture.

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