This event has been cancelled.

Thursday 18 January
18.30–19.30
£7 per person, Concessions £5

Discover the links between children and animals from 1840 – 1919 with museum archivist Gary Haines. Hear how places such as Jamrach’s operated by contrast with the notorious Club Row animal market.

This talk examines children and animals and how children would encounter them during this period. There is a special bond between a child and an animal. In many ways looking after an animal is a step towards adulthood. Many of us can remember our first dog or cat, the animal we grew up with. They were a friend, a confident, a source of comfort and of fun, they were your pal when no one else seemed to be. This discussion will use images to highlight where children could encounter animals in this period, the period of Jamrach’s Menagerie, Club Row animal market, and the PDSA, an organisation founded by Maria Dickin to help animals which has its roots in the East End.