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Walking with a Convict

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

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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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November 12, 12:00 pm
November 22, 12:00 pm
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Online: Shadwell Railway Station
Cable Street
London, E1 2QF United Kingdom
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