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WOTW Talk: Petworth and Dorking Emigration 1832–37 – T330 (Face to Face)

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11 September 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm BST

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Date: 11 September 2024
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Dr Judith Hill

In the early nineteenth century poor rural workers were not well placed to raise the costs of emigration but, after the Swing Riots, there were a number of assisted emigration schemes in southern England. The Petworth and Dorking Emigration Scheme enabled eighteen hundred men, women and children to travel from Portsmouth to Upper Canada.

Judith will use emigrant letters to give a fascinating insight into the migration process including life before departure and experiences of their new life in Canada. Judith taught history at the University of Surrey and looked at Poverty and Unrest in Surrey as part of her PhD.


Image source: Facebook - Petworth Emigration Project


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