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Doxies, Dollymops, and Dressmakers – History of Prostitution by Janet Few by Zoom

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What might suggest someone in your family tree worked as a prostitute?   What records might help you learn more about her?

This talk looks at the history of prostitution in Britain from 1780-1930 including society’s attitudes to those who sold sexual favours, the legislation that impacted upon them, and the work of those who tried to reform ‘fallen’ women.

This talk will be by zoom.

Janet is an experienced family, social and community historian.  A qualified family historian who has provided us with a number of interesting talks in the past.   Find out more about Janet here https://thehistoryinterpreter.wordpress.com/

Zoom sign-in from 7.15 pm (UK time).

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January 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sheila Long – programme secretary
Linda Adams – programme secretary