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Poverty, Prisons, Death and Disease (PPDD) in 1840s York

April 16, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Poverty, Prisons, Death and Disease (PPDD) were features of everyday life in York throughout the 19th century – and still often are. This half-day event will be of interest to specialists and non-specialists alike.

Planned presentations include the following:

  • Researching lives of the poor: the case of Eliza Seymour, 1841-1864 (Elaine Bradshaw, Clements Hall History Group)
  • Petitioning for Mercy in Mid-Nineteenth Century Yorkshire (Dick Hunter, Clements Hall History Group)
  • Life Inside: York Castle Gaol in the 1840s (Catherine Oakley, York Castle Museum)
  • In Print and In Prison (Charlotte Crawshaw/Adam Snith, York St John University)
  • Chartism in York (Nick Bosanquet)
  • Landscape and design at York Cemetery (f.1838) (Seb Sanyal)
  • Public Health in York, and Three (?) Thomas Laycocks
  • Robinson and Andrews – the architects and architecture of York’s new Prison


Friends Meeting House
York, YO1 9RL
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