In this illustrated talk, Val will discuss two centuries of the Bowes family’s story and explore the events and developments that she’s researching for Molly Bowes: from Peterloo and Crowley’s Crew to Joseph Cowen, Garibaldi and European political plots.
Inspired by Dickens, Frank Bray transports you right into the centre of the action of 19th century Newcastle. He brings to life real historical characters, especially those who feature in Henry Perlee Parker’s painting, The Newcastle Eccentrics.
Widdershins was inspired by the seventeenth-century witch trials in Newcastle. Although fifteen people were executed on the same day for alleged witchcraft, the trials aren’t widely known about outside the north east of England.