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Essex History Group: Colchester's Lock Hospital, 1869-1886 (27 June)

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Essex Record Office

Wharf Road

Chelmsford

CM2 6YT

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This talk from Dr Jane Pearson will tell us the story of Colchester's Lock Hospital. The Lock Hospital was built by the War Office to comply with the Contagious Diseases Acts which sought to reduce the high level of venereal disease in British ports and garrison towns. This talk investigates how this military prison-hospital operated in Colchester and why its existence was so short-lived.

Essex History Group talks have become so popular in recent months that we are trialling running all talks twice. The first sitting of this talk will take place on Tuesday 13 June. Please book for only one of the dates.

Advance booking essential. Reserve your place here for free.

Admission is £3 on the door (includes tea or coffee and biscuits)



The Essex History Group meets at the Essex Record Office for talks on a variety of historical subjects. There is no formal membership, and all are welcome.

Talks start at 10.30, and there is time before and afterwards for refreshments and socialising. Talks take place in the ERO lecture theatre which is accessible to people in wheelchairs and is fitted with an induction loop.

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