A day of talks, led by Dr Todd Gray and Dr Sadru Bhanji to accompany the museum’s exhibition Barnstaple Prisoners: Unveiling Barnstaple’s Victorian underclass 1867- 1877.
This event is part of the programme accompanying our community exhibition ‘Barnstaple Prisoners’, which brings Barnstaple’s Victorian underclass to light. The Symposium will take place at Barnstaple Guildhall.
A rare photograph album containing the images of local Victorian men, women and children, was discovered by the local historian and author Dr Sadru Bhanji in 2009, nearly all of whom were named. Dr Bhanji’s research revealed that all of the individuals had had their images taken at the Barnstaple jail, with each person having been arrested and imprisoned for committing crimes; including theft, fraud and embezzlement. The majority of these crimes were committed on Barnstaple’s streets, in its pubs, shops and markets.
10.00 Coffee & Tea
10.30 Start – Victorian Barnstaple – An Overview – Todd Gray
10.50 Barnstaple’s Victorian Lace – Peter Christie
11.30 – TBC
12.10 Barnstaple’s Pottery – Fred Nichols
1 – 2 Lunch in town
2.00 Underclass of Barnstaple – Sadru Bhanji
3.00 Victorian Buildings of Barnstaple – Naomi Ayre
Cost: Adults £10.00, Concessions £5.00
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This talk is part of the programme accompanying our major exhibition ‘Prisoners: Unveiling Barnstaple’s Victorian underclass 1867- 1877’ , for more information about our events and exhibitions please visit our What’s On page.