Victorian Mining Women

31 Jan 2019

To complement our exhibition on the Claxby and Nettleton Ironstone Mines, we welcome Tracey Jones, AHRC Heritage Consortium PhD at Teesside University, to give a fascinating talk on the history of women working in the mining industry. The talk will cover the Lancashire pit brow lasses, Welsh tip girls and Cornish bal maidens.

Tracey's PhD research focuses on Female Identity in Victorian Mining Women, with a particular focus on regional variations in dress. Each of the geographical areas of mining had a different and distinctive dress code, Tracey's talk will relate these to traditional middle-class ideals of polite Victorian dress for women and reference this to emancipation and independence.

The talk is just £3 with tea, coffee and a biscuit on your arrival. Please reserve your tickets in advance - see below. 

Do join us in the historic surroundings of our Victorian Magistrates Courtroom for this chance to hear about this fascinating aspect of women's history!

Tickets MUST be reserved in advance please - due to the limited space in the Courtroom. Please phone the Town Council on 01673 842479 or email Any enquiries please email Nicola Marshall at the Town Council: 01673 842479 or 01673 308010

Event Date & Time

31 Jan 2019
19:00 - 21:00

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