Shropshire FHS Apr 2016 Monthly Meeting

Tue, 19/04/2016 - 19:00

Subject - "Riots Randies and Women not their Wives"
Speaker - Chris and Judy Rouse
Venue - The Old Chapel Community Centre, Cross Houses, Nr Shrewsbury SY5 6JH

Following on from our talk on the Railway Navvy’s working life, this talk focuses on the social and living conditions of the navvy when the working day was done. It covers living conditions, recreations and pastimes, the plight of the navvy woman and her children, social attitudes toward them including the efforts made by authority and church to control and aid a large itinerant population, together with leads on tracing the movements of the navvies using the census, local newspapers and other sources.

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