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At your Convenience: Talk on public toilets in nineteenth century Lancashire

Posted on - 2nd March, 2013 - 1:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Events

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Looking for a potty, off the wall event?. Well, enter the water closet for a chat on Urinals for all – The public convenience provision for ladies in 19th century Lancashire.

As part of Women’s History Month, Dr Sally Ann Pilkington of UCLan will be presenting a talk about Public Convenience provision for ladies (and gents) in nineteenth century Lancashire at the Lancashire Records office in Preston.

It will be an entertaining and intriguing talk by Sally who has been Senior Lecturer in History at UCLan since 2011 and was formerly Course Leader for the Combined Honours Foundation Entry Programme at the institution for 8 years.

Her research and teaching is in the areas of 19th century British Social History and Design History and she is currently completing her PhD thesis in the History of Public Conveniences in Lancashire circa 1836-1936.

The public convenience as part of the built environment is bound up in issues surrounding morality and decency and ideas about people’s use of public space.

The first comprehensive public toilet history of its kind, Sally’s work covers aspects of gender; a history of the use of public space and the built environment in Lancashire towns; and social and cultural attitudes towards the public convenience.

Admission free

Venue: Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston PR1 2RE
Date: Tuesday 12 March 2013
Time: 18:30 to 19:30

Tel: 01772 533039
Email: [email protected]

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