Wythenshawe FM takes you on a revealing journey into the heart of darkness in Victorian England in our special two-part radio feature, The Secret History of the Victorian Lodging House.
Wythenshawe FM was there when Joseph O’Neill gave a talk based on his book of the same name to the University of the Third Age in Wythenshawe.
You can listen to this talk on WFM 97.2 and learn about the struggle faced by thousands of people living in Manchester and London to keep a roof over their heads and, when they did find a roof, what exactly did they have to put up with?
So sit back and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the lives of people scraping out a living, or living in destitution, in places like Angel Meadow and Little Ireland in Manchester, and Whitechapel in London, in this portrait of living conditions in Victorian England, vividly evoked in this talk.
You can listen to The Secret History of the Victorian Lodging House on FM radio on 97.2 or listen online by going to our website www.wfmradio.org at the following times:
Saturday 15th April
Part 1 10pm
Part 2 11 pm
Monday 17th April
Part 1 11 am
Part 2 1 pm
Thursday 20 April
Part 1 9 pm
Part 2 10 pm
Would you like author Joseph O’Neill to talk to your group or organisation?
To get in contact email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01942 813959.
Joseph O’Neill is available for talks on his books:
Crime City (Manchester’s Victorian Underworld)
Manchester in the Great War 1914-18 (which looks at the way the city and its people played a unique part in war on the home front)
The Manchester Martyrs (events surrounding Britain’s last public multiple execution, which took place in Salford in 1867 and a major event in the struggle for Irish independence) and
The Secret History of the Victorian Lodging House.