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Subject Areas:History, Social History
Name, Speaker Location & Areas covered:Mr Eric JACKSONPontefract :: All Yorkshire covered
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Subjects:Votes for Women, The story of the Suffragettes and Suffragists and their struggle for emancipation from 1865 to 1928.
Includes an account of Emily Wilding Davison's death in the 1913 Epsom Derby and a pen-picture of some of the leading protagonists.
Very well illustrated with over 30 PowerPoint slides.

Model Villages - from Saltaire to Bournville, how model villages developed during the 19th century.

After YouÂ’re Dead - The history of grave robbing and dissection.

The History of the English Canals - from 1759 to the present day.

The Pontefract Murder - The story of Cardwell & Barrett.

Barnbow - The development of the Barnbow Munitions Works during WWI and the tragic accident there in 1916.

Remembrance - The story of War Memorials and the Unknown Warrior after WWI.

Armistice  - How the First World War came to an end in 1918.
The Kingdom of Alms - The history of Almshouses from the Middle Ages up to the present day with particular reference to Pontefract.

Culloden - The last battle fought on British soil

Pontefract Sessions House - A history of the English legal system, the establishment
of Magistrates and how that affected the provision of court buildings.

Crime & Punishment - From the Anglo-Saxons to the present day.

Stay Safe On-Line - A beginners guide to computer security

So You Want To Trace Your Ancestors? - A beginners guide to Family History

Wonderful Things - the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun with a description of the treasures found there

The Gunpowder Plot - an account of the attempt to blow up parliament and King James in 1605

Availability & Fee:Anytime£35.00 plus 25p per mile for distances in excess of a 15 mile radius of Pontefract.
Requirements: T, EClick for requirements explanation
Virtual Talk Offered: No
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