Talk: Death, Debt and Discrimination: Crime in Victorian Newbury

20 September 13:00

ros clow talk_AmendedRos Clow leads the History Group of the Friends of Newtown Road Cemetery.  Wile researching people buried there, through inquest and court reports in local and national newspapers, Ros has discovered many crimes committed locally.

This talk, to tie in with the museum’s Crime and Punishment exhibition, will cover a range of crimes from the second half of the 19th Century: from baby farming to bankruptcy; manslaughter to a suspicious accidental death.  The punishment reflect the values of the rimes.  Are things better now?

West Berkshire Museum
20th September 2017,  1pm – 2pm

Tickets £5 available from West Berkshire Museum and online.  All seating is unreserved.




The Corn Exchange (Newbury) provide box office services, including online booking, for selected events. Where online booking is available you will be directed to a booking page hosted by The Corn Exchange. Online bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket. Participatory workshops will be exempt from the booking fee.

The bookings page is universal to the Corn Exchange website, please note that the information regarding wheelchair seats and group discounts do not apply to West Berkshire Heritage event.


Bookings made in person, or by telephone  at Shaw House, West Berkshire Museum or the Corn Exchange Box Office will be processed free of charge.