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Christmas in the City with Scrooge

  1. Date:
    13 December 2017
    Venue:
    London Metropolitan Archives: Meet: St Paul's underground station, street level, exit to cathedral (Central Line)
    Time:
    11:00 - 13:00
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
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    Event description:
    ​Meet: St Paul's underground station, street level, exit to cathedral (Central Line).  Discover how the Victorians 're-invented' Christmas and provided us with most of the things we associate with this festive season. We'll look for Christmas trees, the Christmas turkey, and all the Victorian trimmings, not forgetting Charles Dickens's famous Christmas characters, and taking a look at what Christmas meant for the poor.
    Led by John Finn, City Highlights.
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Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts
Date:
11 Dec 2017 - 16 May 2018
Time:
00:00 - 23:59
Location:
London Metropolitan Archives
Cost:
Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours

Between 1700 and 1900, Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment. This exhibition uses the collections of LMA to trace the impact of these punishments on convict lives.

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