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Ratcatchers zoom talk 11 October at 7.30 pm

As requested at a discussion group meeting I'm putting out this aide memoir for this talk which was previously given to the Society 7 years ago. It has changed and been extended by further research. It was requested by the previous workshop coordinator and Trustee Carolyn Barclay.

A talk on the 19th century profession of ratcatchers using Enfield and largely Middlesex Ratcatching and how my ancestors played a part in the trade and the sporting rat matches held in the pubs around London. Information largely taken from Henry MAYHEW's book 'London Labour, London Poor', but also other trade research sources that add to the understanding of the business and the Rat Matches. A bibliography of sources is available online at https://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/events/overview/fhf-ru-show.

It is being presented on Wednesday evening 11 October at 7.30 pm. The link is available on the web site diary or from Workshop.booking@nwkfhs.org.uk

The talk will be recorded and put on the MOA web site area.

The Q & A session following the talk presentation will not be recorded.

There is a handout bibliography giving sources available and this is available on the web site. 

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