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Local and family history events in libraries

 

Pox, Pus and Privies – Sanitary conditions in Victorian Sheffield

Monday 14th November, 10.30am – 11.30am
Central Library Carpenter Room

In this illustrated talk, Suzanne Bingham explores the sanitary conditions in Victorian Sheffield, the effect on the health of the inhabitants, and what the authorities, in their wisdom, tried to do about it.

Places are free but must be booked

Telephone:  0114 2734712
Email:  information.library@sheffield.gov.uk
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A Time Traveller's Guide to Tudor Sheffield

Thursday 17th November, 7pm – 8.45pm   
Central Library Carpenter Room

A feast of authentic Tudor music, theatrical performance and local history, set against a backdrop of words from William Shakespeare.  An event delivered in partnership with the Doncaster Waites, Friends of Manor Lodge and Sheffield’s Shakespeare.

Tickets cost £5 and must be purchased in advance

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Late Victorian Book Illustration: Progress, Knowledge and Democracy

Thursday 1st December, 10.30am – 11.30am       
Central Library Carpenter Room

Encyclopaedias are a snapshot of a particular time, place, and world view.  Historian Rose Roberto shares images from early Encyclopaedias to tell the history of British publishing and the movement to democratise knowledge.

Places are free but must be booked

Telephone:  0114 2734712
Email:  information.library@sheffield.gov.uk
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The Victorian Reinvention of Christmas

Tuesday 6th December, 10.30am – 11.30am           
Central Library Biographies Room

Danny Wells explores how and why the Victorians repackaged and re-energised older festive traditions and customs to suit their new sensibilities, ideas and concerns. It is said the Victorians ‘mixed the ingredients of the English Christmas to create an extremely rich plum pudding’.

Places are free but must be booked

Telephone:  0114 2734712
Email:  information.library@sheffield.gov.uk
Book online

 

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