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…

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…

My attempt at cartoon artwork carried out at the Wakefield Museum cartoon workshop. It depicts the squeeze on the cotton industry.

Oldham’s Cotton Famine

by Charlotte Derbyshire Oldham had grown from a small market town into an industrial metropolis during the Victorian period to become ‘The cotton Spinning Capital’ of the World. Advancements in transport and machinery allowed Oldham to be perfectly placed to take advantage of the economic boom that was created by an abundant supply of cotton.…

Hine’s eight-pointed stars. Adam’s initials are also engraved.

Victorian Nottingham

by Elise Wilson Nottingham has changed a lot since the Victorian period, but the architecture and historical significance of the Lace Market have largely been preserved. Despite not being one of the biggest cities in the UK, it was one of great importance during the 19th century. Like much of the rest of the country,…

Victorian Meltham

by Lauren Quarmby Meltham, a small town six miles from Huddersfield, has dramatically changed since the Victorian era, however there are still prominent features that remain today such as the moors, Meltham Pleasure Ground and the churches. This biography will discuss what Meltham was like during the Victorian period and the remains of the Victorian…