Latest Updates on Twitter

We wrote about our efforts to order Cary Grant's birth certificate from our local register office in our October issue: http://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/issue/october-2019 https://twitter.com/bristolarchives/status/1247449273454772229

We've made a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, with expert input from @GrahamMedley - you can find out more and download the book for free here https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

Another of our most #FamousArchives is the records of Reading Prison. Not only did #OscarWilde serve his sentence here in 1895 but it was also a place of internment following the Easter Rising in 1916. Discover more here: https://bit.ly/3dZbKhv #Archive30

While on a #lockdown, we at #BeverleyArtGallery want to use this time to #CelebrateOurArtists !
Today's #artist to #celebrate is the #sculptor Emma Stothard, who exhibited her fantastic #wire & #willow #animals in #Beverley in the summer 2019.
@ERidingLMA

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The 15,000 reduction - 18% of the current prison population - has allegedly been recommended by Public Health England and the Prison Service (HMPPS). Details are set out in a submission from Prison Governors’ Association @PGA_Prisons to @CommonsJustice - seen by @BBCNews

As a museum-of-London-via-policing, we hope we qualify for #LocalMuseumsUnite, as we have the ideal archive entry for #BalloonFlight thanks to Jules Verne and the 1880s @MPSEastBarnet station library ledger...

Check out this useful intro to ‘Beyond the control of his parents’: Reformatory and Industrial Schools in Yorkshire - Our Criminal Ancestors by ⁦@lucie_wade⁩ #familyhistory #crimehistory #juvenileoffenders https://ourcriminalancestors.org/2018/04/beyond-the-control-of-his-parents-reformatory-and-industrial-schools-in-yorkshire/

Prisons Timeline - new to prison history? Here’s a basic introduction to help you find out what it might have been like for your ancestor in prison. Our Criminal Ancestors #crimehistory #familyhistory #prisonhistory https://ourcriminalancestors.org/prisons/

@WelshRaffles In this time of vitally important public health messages... Just in case Michelan are thinking of paying a visit to Ireland Towers...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs2uexvfKc8

Oscar Wilde: Council bid to buy Reading Prison rejected ⁦⁦@CrimeandJustice⁩ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-52187652

Latest Blogs

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Bastardy before the courts in nineteenth-century Hull

March 16, 2020

Dr Joanne Chilman looks at bastardy cases that came before the courts in Hull during the nineteenth century to reveal the rich history of the women and families involved in these courtroom trials.

Crime, criminality and the provincial press

March 16, 2020

In his latest blog, Dr Ashley Borrett examines the pages of the provincial press and reveals the ‘voices’ of some of the key players in the crime and criminal justice debates of interwar Hull.

Working in partnership with the Ripon Museums Trust

March 16, 2020

Professor Helen Johnston and Professor Heather Shore, from the Our Criminal Ancestors project, have been working with the Ripon Museums Trust on a number of projects over the past few years.

Upcoming Events

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‘The Real Artful Dodgers’: Juvenile Crime in Victorian and Edwardian England

May 12, 2020

Professor Heather Shore will be speaking at Great Grimsby Family History Society on Tuesday 12 May 2020 discussing ‘The Real Artful Dodgers’: Juvenile Crime in Victorian and Edwardian England.

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Our Criminal Ancestors Workshop: Introduction to Crime, Policing and Punishment Records

June 16, 2020

This hands-on, information-packed workshop will get you started on tracing your criminal ancestors or help you in your search to find out more about crime in your local community.

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‘Motherhood and the prison: Female prisoners and their children in 19th century institutions’

June 17, 2020

Professor Helen Johnston will be presenting a talk at the Ripon Museums Trust on 17 June 2020 entitled ‘Motherhood and the prison: Female prisoners and their children in 19th century institutions’.