DANCE A FEARFUL JIG -  By Alison Huntingford

DANCE A FEARFUL JIG - By Alison Huntingford

Talk  |  Seated+Standing

ALISON HUNTINGFORD: Local author of historical fiction which is based on my own family history, and therefore is authentic, gritty and carefully researched.

TALK: It is common knowledge that Dartmoor Prison, built in 1809, was first used for Napoleonic prisoners of war until 1816. However, a much earlier institution in Peterborough, purpose built for these POW, had long since faded from memory.This was the first ever prisoner of war camp in Britain and yet its history has been forgotten in the mists of time. It was unusual in that it allowed officers from the camp inmates to go out on parole and mix with the local population, thus leading to many a romantic liaison. The talk will cover: the activities and conditions at the prison camp, parole, punishments, escape attempts and infamous characters.

Mon 10th Jun2pm
All Tickets £6.00
FOTW Conc Single £5.00

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