12 May, 6-12 May, Daytime, Talks

LADIES OF THE NIGHT

St Mary & All Saints Church, Church Road, Plymstock PL9 9BD
Sunday 12 May, 2pm

Prostitutes and the law in the Three Towns – how did Plymouth earn its title ‘the VD capital of Europe’? What were the Contagious Diseases Acts and the ‘underground railway’ to help suspected prostitutes move away to London? Why was Castle Street known as ‘Damnation Alley’?

Free although there will be a retiring collection / No need to book

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