To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 Lauren Padgett, Assistant Curator for Bradford Museums and Galleries, will be giving a history talk about a lesser known and unusual aspect of local women's history, wife selling in Victorian Bradford and Yorkshire.
This history talk will introduce the folk custom of wife-selling by tracing it through 19th century literary references and pictorial representations. It will analyse historical cases of wife-selling in Victorian Bradford and Yorkshire to explore the cause, customs and culture around such practice.
Was wife-selling a cruel 'British scandal' or did this 'British Institution' give some Victorian women a means to free themselves from unhappy marriages?
Sunday 10th March 1 - 2.15pm
Lecture Room, 3rd Floor, Bradford Industrial Museum
Limited spaces available. Reserve a space by ringing Bradford Industrial Museum on 01274 435900
This is a free talk, but donations are always welcome and appreciated.