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Exploring the Archives: Apprenticeships Records

Exploring the Archives: Apprenticeships Records

Wednesday 17 April, 2pm-3:30pm, in the Cathedral Library & Archives’ Reading Room, West Wing of the Bishop’s Palace

Between 1685 and 1865 more than 80 children born in Cathedral Close became apprentices, supported by a grant from Canon Hall’s Charity. These young people were trained as periwig makers, white bread bakers, tailors, coopers and more. But who were they, and their families? What was life like for a young apprentice? And what else can we learn from records of apprenticeships?

At this small group session we will look closely at apprenticeship indentures and related documents from the Cathedral Archives to explore what they can tell us about life for working people in the past.

Places are limited; booking is essential.

Adults: £20