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Online: Shadwell Railway Station

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Cable Street
London, E1 2QF United Kingdom

November 2020

Walking with a Convict

12 November, 2020, 12:00 pm - 22 November, 2020, 12:00 pm
Online: Shadwell Railway Station, Cable Street
London, E1 2QF United Kingdom

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…

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