The Friends’ Annual General Meeting at the Thackray Museum of Medicine. Following the official part of the meeting, our speaker will be Lesley Collins, Heritage Research Co-ordinator at the Thackray MofM. Her talk ‘”More than Oliver Twist” – the real lives of the poor’ will summarise research done on the inmates from the 1881 census, part of a wider national project about the lives of workhouse inmates.
There’ll be a short walk round the Cemetery at 1.30pm with our Chairman, Alun Pugh. Meet by the main gate.
A one-hour tour led by Sylvia Hodges for International Women’s Day.
Very few of the 7000+ headstones mention women in their own right, rather than as 'wife’ ‘mother’ sister’ etc. Sylvia has identified and researched around 50 women whose headstones shows their trade, profession or place in society. This is the second of 4 or 5 planned tours to introduce them.
Free tour. Meet by the main gate.