This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 29th Jan 2020
A talk about the people that lived in the Old Nichol - in fact, fiction and myth. Police would not patrol there, even in daylight. No stranger would chance their arm there. It was a nest of cosh-carriers and prostitutes. The Old Nichol in Central East London has had a terrible press over the past 150 years or so. But did it deserve it?
Based on her book of the same name, historian Sarah Wise has pieced together a much more complex picture of life in the slum. And in the process, the Nichol legend dies.
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More information at this website.2020-01-29 2020-01-29 Europe/London The Blackest Streets: The Victorian Slums of Shoreditch A talk by historian and author, Sarah Wise, on life in the Victorian slums in Shoreditch. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/01/29/the-blackest-streets-the-victorian-slums-of-shoreditch-223545 Society of Genealogists,14 Charterhouse Buildings,Goswell Road,London
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