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Walking with a Convict

November 12, 12:00 pm - November 22, 12:00 pm

This is an online event.

Let’s go back to a period when crimes turned convicts into colonists and punishment by transportation was a fate second only to execution. Did you know that impersonating an Egyptian or stealing a shroud from a grave would result in penal servitude on the other side of the globe? As we walk through the streets of 19th-century East End London, we discover what happened at Blue gate Fields when Mary’s pocket-picking crime saw her imprisoned and transported ‘beyond the seas’ to Australia.

This family friendly virtual walk will be inter cut with details of Mary’s trial at the Old Bailey and her time at Millbank Prison. We end the tour at the only existing buttress that stands at the head of the River Thames steps, from which passengers sentenced to transportation embarked on their journey to Australia.

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In partnership with

The History of Wapping Trust

Contact email address

L.A.Wilkinson@2016.ljmu.ac.uk

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Details

Start:
November 12, 12:00 pm
End:
November 22, 12:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transported-a-walking-tour-of-victorian-london-tickets-117171143043

Venue

Online: Shadwell Railway Station
Cable Street
London, E1 2QF United Kingdom
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Phone:
07767718652

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Is booking required?
No
Contact email address
L.A.Wilkinson@2016.ljmu.ac.uk
Event partners
The History of Wapping Trust
Region
London
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Please contact the organiser directly for more information
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