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Date and time
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 16:00 to 17:30
Address
Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom

About the Event

Anthony Annakin-Smith

This talk looks at the living and working conditions of the miners and their families associated with the collieries at Neston, west Cheshire which operated throughout the Industrial Revolution. Based on extensive research, topics covered will include miners’ health and mortality, mining accidents and the medical cover offered through Chester Infirmary. The roles of women and children are explored, as are the demographics of mining households including family size and child mortality. Other topics include housing, diet and living conditions and to what extent the mining community benefited from the social safety net offered by the Poor Laws.

Anthony is a local historian with a diverse range of interests often focused on maritime and industrial history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Particular specialisms include the history of the former port of Parkgate (Cheshire) and contemporary shipping in the Dee Estuary, early industry in the Neston and Parkgate areas, local links to the slave trade, and the evolution of the British landscape with particular focus on the Wirral peninsula. He obtained a Diploma in ‘Landscape Interpretation’ from the University of Liverpool in 2001 and a Master’s degree with distinction in ‘Landscape Heritage and Society’ from the University of Chester in 2005. He first started researching the story of the early Neston collieries in 2005 for his Master’s dissertation and has been doing so, on and off, ever since.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society

Please note that this is a virtual event and will take place via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how to join will be sent out to all registered participants prior to the event.

Please contact: fhsc.histsoc@chester.ac.uk to book your place.

 

 

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Address

Castle Drive
Chester
Cheshire
CH1 1SL
United Kingdom