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The Life of a Victorian Bobby

3rd September 2021
Talks running at: 14:00-15:00 or 18:00-19:00

Talk and museum entry: £15.00pp or £10.00pp if you already hold a year ticket for NESM.

Entry is one hour before the start of each talk to allow for the viewing of the museum itself and refreshments.

What was life like in the dark and dangerous streets of Victorian Britain? Join author Neil Bell as he introduces you to the uniformed men who patrolled these streets; solving crimes, keeping the peace and paving the way for the police force of today. Neil will take you on a journey through the world of the Victorian Police Constable, looking at who they were, where they came from and what their work and home lives would’ve looked like.

Talk by Author Neil Bell

Neil R A Bell is one of the most respected students of the Ripper case. He has been published extensively in specialist journals such as Ripperologist and Casebook Examiner, as well as for the BBC. His books include ‘Capturing Jack the Ripper: In the Boots of a Bobby in Victorian London’ and ‘Howard Vincent's Police Code, 1889’.

Neil was the runner-up for the Jeremy Beadle Prize for the year's best articles featured in Ripperologist magazine in 2009 and 2010. He has also consulted on various Police TV and film productions such as the Channel Five documentary Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story and provided information for the TV series Ripper Street.

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Other talks...

If you’re a fan of our new Daring Detectives & Dastardly Deeds exhibition why not look at our exciting programme of talks and book-signings. Come and listen to some of the field’s top authors and academics speak on exciting subjects from fantastic 19th century forensic science to Victorian crooks and criminals.

Each session is an hour-long and includes an engaging talk, a chance for questions and an opportunity to get your hands on signed books. Tickets include museum admission, the talk, tea, coffee and biscuits as well as a handy cotton tote bag.

 

£15.00pp or if you already hold a year ticket for NESM £10.00pp

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