Workshop to be held at WSRO on the subject of Crime and Punishment

Come and find out about all of the different records on crime and punishment and how you can use them. Discover the records of the police and law courts and find out how the Record Office volunteers have been working on a major project to unlock the secrets of the Quarter Sessions records. Have a go at using the results of their work to track down interesting cases in the archives across the centuries.

Cost Members £10 Non-members £12

10.45-11.00  Arrival and coffee

11.00-12.00 Introduction to the archives of Crime and Punishment at the Record Office

12.00-1.00 Break for lunch (you will need to bring a packed lunch or go out into the town)

1.00-2.00 Quarter Sessions Records and how to use them with a special introduction to the work of the volunteer project

2.00-3.00  Practical workshop for participants                              using original records

3.00-3.45  Tea and feedback