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Pox, Plagues & Paupers - Horrible Histories of Belfast

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Pox, Plagues & Paupers - Horrible Histories of Belfast
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Pox, plagues, cholera - all just part of life for people in 19th-century Belfast. How did they cope with the constant outbreaks of disease? How did doctors treat the sick? Where did all the dead bodies go? This tour introduces you to the stories of the poor of Belfast and their experiences of health and sickness as well as their fears of the workhouse, hospitals and the dreaded body-snatchers.

Led by historian Dr Robyn Atcheson, this tour will open your eyes (and other senses) to what life was really like for ordinary people in 19th-century Belfast.

This tour will commence from Gate C at Belfast City Hospital

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