Vegetarian Society Founded in 1847 at Ramsgate

There?s some interesting stuff you can find out on the internet and one of them I?ll share with you today is that Vegetarians used to be called Pythagoreans until 1847 when a meeting was held (30/9/1847) at the Hydropathic Institution, Northwood Villa, Ramsgate and the Vegetarian Society was formed. You can read more about the meeting here.

Ok, I need to make a slight admission that the term ?vegetarian? had been in use 8 years prior, but it wasn?t until this meeting happened, and the birth of the society, that the term ?vegetarianism? became official and entered common vocabulary.

You can read all about this in Colin Spencer?s ?The Heretic?s Feast: A History of Vegetarianism? which, thanks to the wonders of the internet, is available for you to read in it?s entirety on .

The pages relevant to Ramsgate can be found on pages . Either click the link or read below in the embedded book.

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