A HISTORIAN and teacher is heading for Ellesmere Port’s Little Sutton Library to give an evening lecture.
Mike Royden’s lecture, entitled ‘A History of Poor Law in Cheshire and South West Lancashire’, will take place at Little Sutton Library on Tuesday, June 26, at 7.30pm.
The talk will include tales from the workhouse and the history of Poor Law, plus how the modern NHS and local hospitals have developed from the early foundations of the workhouse infirmary.
St Paul’s councillor Angela Claydon said: “This should be a very interesting talk by an experienced local historian on life in the workhouses of Cheshire and Liverpool.
“I would advise booking your ticket early to avoid disappointment.”
Mr Royden teaches local history at the University of Liverpool Centre for Continuing Education and is a teacher at The Whitby High School, Ellesmere Port.
He has featured in many BBC history productions, including Who Do You Think You Are? with Kim Cattrall, and written publications including Liverpool Then and Now and Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors.
Tickets are available from Little Sutton Library for £3 when booked in advance or £4 on the night. Refreshments will be provided.
To book your place, or for more information, call Little Sutton Library on 0151 339 3373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.