Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Cholera in Hutton Rudby 1832 - 180 years on

At 9 o'clock in the evening on Tuesday 2 October 1832, a handloom weaver called John Cook came back from Newcastle to his home in the Bay Horse Yard, Hutton Rudby.

He died that night of Asiatic Cholera.  Within the next couple of weeks there were 44 more cases, and 22 more people died.

  I'll be in Hutton Rudby on Thursday 18 October to give a talk about the epidemic to the Local History Society - in the Chapel, at 8pm.

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