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Historical Event, Wed 15 May 2019


Talk - Child Health in 19th Ccentury Leeds: factor

Talk - Child Health in 19th Ccentury Leeds: factor


With Dr Emma Storr (Academic Unit of Primary Care, Leeds University)

This talk will be an exploration of two of the major dangers to child health during the 19th century in Leeds. The first danger for children was the hazardous work they carried out in the mills and factories, often leading to injury and premature death. The second danger was living in poor, overcrowded conditions without clean water or adequate disposal of waste. Infectious diseases were rife and spread quickly. The result was a high infant and child mortality, exacerbated by the effects of malnutrition and long hours of work.

A talk to tie in with Abbey House Museum's Danger Zone exhibition. []

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 15 May 2019 14:45 to 15:45


Advance booking essential. £5.50 paid on day (includes entry to the rest of the museum)



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    Abbey Walk,
    Abbey Road,
    LS5 3EH



    See location of Abbey House Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

    By Car - from Leeds City Centre follow the A65 (Kirkstall Road) for approximately 2 ½ miles. Abbey House can be found on your right approximately ¼ mile after the Kirkstall Retail Park, opposite Kirkstall Abbey.

    Public Transport - Abbey House is located directly on a well serviced bus route.

    Buses: 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups