Eminent Victorians: Clapham Rovers

CLAPHAM is a trendy part of London that has become a magnet for young professional people. After years as an unfashionable location, Clapham once more attracts the monied classes. Back in the 19th century, the area around the common was populated by wealthy merchants. It was also the home of the Clapham Sect, a group that championed the cause of Victorian morality through its work and writing. Today’s Clapham residents probably do not realise their neighbourhood once played host to the FA Cup winners. Clapham Rovers, a team of architects, solicitors and athletes won the competition in 1879-80. In their fancy … Continue reading Eminent Victorians: Clapham Rovers