Carol Kerry-Green is a professional genealogist researching throughout the UK from Hull in East Yorkshire. She is also a writer of social history articles and has been published in Your Family History and Who do You Think You Are magazines. She has given talks on the History of Council Housing and the History & Architecture of Almshouses; as well as Maps & Genealogy for AGRA’s study day.
World War 2 saw the destruction of over 200,000 houses from the effects of bombing with a further 250,000 damaged beyond repair. Many families had been left homeless, often moving in with friends or relatives or being billeted by the local authorities with strangers. By the end of the war there were hundreds of thousands […]
In the Nineteenth Century male prostitutes were a common sight on London’s streets; they would parade in the Piccadilly Circus area and around the West End looking for patrons. This lecture will look at the social history aspects of their world as well as the legal changes that took place in the aftermath of the […]