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

Tue Apr 16 @ 9.30 am - 1.00 pm


This “PPDD” event is organised jointly by York Museums Trust and “York and All That”.

On April 16th we expect to cover themes such as the following and others relating to Poverty, Prisons, Death and Disease (PPDD) in 1840s York.

  • The Separate System and Mental Health in York Castle Gaol

  • Judges in Town: York Assizes in the mid-1840s

  • Chartist leader Fergus O’Connor and his 18-month imprisonment for libel at York Castle Gaol

  • The ‘New’ York Prison

  • Prison Food

  • Mental Health

  • Bilton Street School: poverty and church in 1840s Layerthorpe

  • York Cemetery

  • 1840s memorials from around York

  • The Workhouse

  • Laycock’s 1844 report on Cholera in York

  • Laycock and Rowntree: “Health of Towns”

  • Churches and Chapels

  • In Print and in Prison: Radicals in York

  • Other speakers from 12th March: York1844.eventbrite.com

Offers of talks from other speakers are invited.

Contact: jb43@york.ac.uk or 01904-330334


Tue Apr 16
9.30 am - 1.00 pm
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