Conference 7th November – Book Now!

Conference 7th November – Book Now!

Saturday, 7th November 9:45 – 5:00.  East Street.
Day Conference: The Great Plague of London and the Peripheries – 350 Years

It is the 350th Anniversary of the Plague of London 1665, and a selection of speakers will be coming to Rye to discuss aspects and ramifications of this event in the metropolis and the peripheries at an all-day conference at our East Street Museum.  One highlight will be a talk on the Plague experiences in  London of John Allin, Vicar of Rye 1652-1662, by Lara Thorpe of Royal Holloway.  Rev Allin was Rye’s Town Preacher during the interregjum of Oliver Cromwell but he lost his living soon after Charles II returned to England and took the throne.  Allin went to London and practiced medicine, working there throughout the period of the Great Plague.

Another highlight will be the talk by the President of The Historical Association, Prof. Justin Champion, who has done extensive research on epidemics and their environments — including the plague of 1665.

Places are limited to 35 and the cost will be £20.  Coffee and tea will be provided, but no lunch.  Contact the office if you would like to attend this event. Please note there are still some places available.

First posted in East Street Posts, Events Diary on 29th October 2015
Last updated: 29th October 2015