Law & Order in Ripon in the 19th Century
Tour | Ripon
Tuesday 1 August 2017 - 10:30 until 15:30
A full day in Ripon looking at the unique survivals of buildings which illustrate how the problems of poverty and law -breaking were dealt with in the 19th century. After coffee and scones at the Old Deanery there will be an introduction to the buildings by David Rhodes and Richard Taylor who have been prominent in the campaign to save them. A short visit to the exterior of the private Medieval Courthouse will be followed by a walk to the elegant, early 19th century courthouse with its well - preserved interior and the Prison & Police Museum which has interesting remains of the original police cells. After a break for a self- funded lunch in Ripon the group will meet at the remarkably well- preserved Workhouse and Gardens to see how the poor were cared for and fed. The tour will end with tea & scones in the Workhouse.
This event has been organised by the York & East Yorkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.