Hall Bower School

Hall Bower Sunday School, Huddersfield

By Ophélie Arnould Hall Bower Sunday School was built in 1814 thanks to public subscription. It is believed that there was a group of farmers, who were coming back from the market in Huddersfield and lived near Castle Hill, who saw young people wandering in the street. The youths were believed to be ‘wild rough’…

Charles Dickens: Yorkshire Inspiration

by Steven Athorn As a long time fan of the works of Charles Dickens, it was surprising to learn he had a real connection to Yorkshire. Indeed, some of Dickens most memorable characters and settings found their inspiration in God’s own county. These pages follow Dickens on his mission to Yorkshire schools whilst researching Nicholas…

Manchester’s Victorian Prisons

by Laura Saunders Introduction Manchester, a city renowned for its industrialisation throughout the Victorian era, has seen much change throughout the years. However, Manchester still houses one of the most formidable buildings of nineteenth century Britain, Strangeways prison, nowadays referred to as HM Prison Manchester. The building itself was opened in 1868 and still functions…

The Master's house

Hexham Workhouse and Victorian Workhouses

by Dominic Morley This piece of work will seek to analyse Victorian workhouses and will focus in particular on the Hexham Workhouse, a Victorian building that is still standing strong today. This composition will first analyse the rich history of the Victorian workhouses in general then proceed to analyse the history of the Hexham workhouse…

Retrieved on 25th January 2018 from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_haymarket_at_midnight.jpg. A painting made in 1861 called The Haymarket-Midnight, by Mayhew, Henry; Tuckniss, William.This painting shows one area in Victorian London that was well-known for the number of prostitutes inhabiting the area.

The Contagious Diseases Acts: Injustice against women civil liberties

by Haaris Mahmood The Victorian period witnessed significant medical advancement that saved countless lives and greatly developed society and medicine overall. The 1848 Public Health Act and the introduction of chloroform in 1846 developed Victorian society by regulating greater hygiene upon society and the effective administration of anaesthesia on patients.[1]However, one controversial and debated medical…