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


Tuesday 16 April 2019, 9.30AM to 13:00

Speaker(s): Various



It follows two earlier related events:

Saturday 9th March: a walk around York - see

Tuesday 12th March: "York 1844 and All That" - see


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:

Offers of talks from other speakers are invited.

Contact: or 01904-330334

Registration required via Eventbrite

Location: Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York, YO1 9RL

Admission: Free, but ticket required.