Posts Tagged: Wales

Morality, ‘Cleanliness’ and Geography: Sex and Contagion in Cardiff’s Docklands

By Simon Jenkins In 1935 the British Social Hygiene Council commissioned a report on social conditions in the dockland districts of Cardiff, Liverpool and London. The author of the report, ex-Navy Captain F. A. Richardson, declared that ‘Morality and cleanliness

Morality, ‘Cleanliness’ and Geography: Sex and Contagion in Cardiff’s Docklands

By Simon Jenkins In 1935 the British Social Hygiene Council commissioned a report on social conditions in the dockland districts of Cardiff, Liverpool and London. The author of the report, ex-Navy Captain F. A. Richardson, declared that ‘Morality and cleanliness

Abilities first? Institutions for disabled children in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

By Lesley Hulonce In 2001, Douglas Baynton observed that ‘disability is everywhere in history, once you begin looking for it, but conspicuously absent from the histories we write’.[1] Of course, since then, historians have begun to fill these lacunae, and

Abilities first? Institutions for disabled children in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

By Lesley Hulonce In 2001, Douglas Baynton observed that ‘disability is everywhere in history, once you begin looking for it, but conspicuously absent from the histories we write’.[1] Of course, since then, historians have begun to fill these lacunae, and

‘No man’s land’: Rural / urban boundaries and public health

By Keir Waddington Writing about the county of Glamorgan, Wales in 1894, the Western Mail noted, ‘No places ought to be more charming and healthful than our pretty villages; but some of them are sadly deceptive’. If reformers came to

‘No man’s land’: Rural / urban boundaries and public health

By Keir Waddington Writing about the county of Glamorgan, Wales in 1894, the Western Mail noted, ‘No places ought to be more charming and healthful than our pretty villages; but some of them are sadly deceptive’. If reformers came to