Illustrated Talks by Peter Higginbotham
After almost twenty years of giving talks on workhouses, prisons, down-and-outs, children's homes, and related subjects, I am currently 'on a break' as far as my usual programme of small-group talks is concerned, although may be open to considering larger events.
My list of illustrated talks includes the following topics (all tailored to your location where possible):
- Gruelling Experiences - three centuries of the workhouse - the remarkable story of the workhouse from 1601-1948
- Doing Porridge - the fascinating history of the English prison
- No Place Like Home - the many and varied institutions that housed Britain's children
- Workhouse Waifs - how children were dealt with in the workhouse system
- Please Sir, I Want Some More! - the surprisingly flavoursome story of workhouse food (optionally, with samples of the actual food).
- Straight and Narrow - reformatories, industrial schools and other institutions for wayward children
- Down and Out in Victorian & Edwardian Britain - spikes, sit-ups and doss-houses
- The Workhouses of London
- The Workhouse in Ireland
- The Poorhouses of Scotland
Some feedback on my talks:
"...a superb presentation"
"...a vivid insight"
"...our highest ever attendance"
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