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      The Blackest Streets: The Victorian Slums of Shoreditch in City of London


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      January 29, 2020

      Wednesday   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      14 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road
      City of London, Westminster EC1M 7BA

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      The Blackest Streets: The Victorian Slums of Shoreditch

      A talk about the people that lived in the Old Nichol - in fact, fiction and myth. Police would not patrol there, even in daylight. No stranger would chance their arm there. It was a nest of cosh-carriers and prostitutes. The Old Nichol in Central East London has had a terrible press over the past 150 years or so. But did it deserve it?

      Based on her book of the same name, historian Sarah Wise has pieced together a much more complex picture of life in the slum. And in the process, the Nichol legend dies.

      Cost: Payment required - £8.00; discounted for Members of Society of Genealogists £6.40

      Categories: Education

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