Adverse weather aside, the January of 1809 was one full of assemblies, balls, concerts and parties. At least it was according to the newspapers I have been reading.
The Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle of Monday, January 2, 1809 was particularly full of notices:
The Salisbury and Winchester Journal of the same day, advertises the Southampton Winter ball at the Dolphins Inn as did the Hampshire Telegraph, but adds other events as well.
The Derby Assembly Rooms meanwhile were looking for sponsors to help with renovation:
In The Northampton Mercury there were notices of two upcoming entertainments:
'Til next time,
N.B. Newspapers from the British Newspaper Archive