Jill Watson discusses the history of clock and watchmaking in England through the eyes of seven generations of her ancestors.
Presenter: Jill WatsonTopics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories
Presenter: Stephen HawkeTopics related to this webcast: England, Immigration, Shipping
In the second of his talks on migration Stephen Hawke examines the conditions emigrants experienced prior to and during the voyage. He looks at the resources available to assist with researching the subject.
Presenter: David DownTopics related to this webcast: England, Unemployed
The social consequences of unemployment caused by the closure of a major industry in the North of England during the 1930s is discussed. The Jarrow Crusade and March to London to present a petition for assistance from parliament is contrasted to the earlier reform movements.
Presenter: Barbara BeaumontTopics related to this webcast: Chartism, England
The reform movements and Chartism in the north of England during the 19th century is discussed in this presentation. Barbara describes the reforms promoted and their outcomes.
Presenter: Penny MercerTopics related to this webcast: England, Family-Histories, Surgeons
Penny Mercer describes her research into her family of Surgeons and Apothecaries living in Cornwall during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Presenter: Cherilyn TillmanTopics related to this webcast: England, Pandemics
Cherilyn Tillman provides a brief history of tuberculosis and talks about the impact of the disease on her family in the 19th and 20th centuries. Tuberculosis handout (pdf)
Presenter: Cathy CarmanTopics related to this webcast: Chartism, England
In this presentation Cathy Carman explores the rise of Chartism and reform in England during the 19th century with special reference to the South West Counties.