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‘There wasn’t all that much to do … at least not here’: Memories of growing up in rural South West England in the early twentieth century (2020)
Journal Article
Harrison, L. (2020). ‘There wasn’t all that much to do … at least not here’: Memories of growing up in rural South West England in the early twentieth century. Rural History, 31(2), 165-180. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793320000199

Stan was born in 1911 in a small village near the north Somerset coast. When recalling his life in the countryside, he felt that ‘there wasn’t much to do in the evenings … at least not here’. Drawing upon evidence from personal accounts of growing up... Read More about ‘There wasn’t all that much to do … at least not here’: Memories of growing up in rural South West England in the early twentieth century.

‘The streets have been watched regularly’: The York Penitentiary Society, young working-class women, and the regulation of behaviour in the public spaces of York, c. 1845– 1919 (2018)
Journal Article
Harrison, L. (2019). ‘The streets have been watched regularly’: The York Penitentiary Society, young working-class women, and the regulation of behaviour in the public spaces of York, c. 1845– 1919. Women's History Review, 28(3), 457-478. https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2018.1477105

© 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The York Penitentiary Society, a charitable female reformatory in York, aimed to transform ‘fallen’ women in the city into useful citizens through institutionalisation, domestic training... Read More about ‘The streets have been watched regularly’: The York Penitentiary Society, young working-class women, and the regulation of behaviour in the public spaces of York, c. 1845– 1919.

Creating the slum: Representations of poverty in the Hungate and Walmgate districts of York, 1875-1914 (2015)
Journal Article
Harrison, L. (2015). Creating the slum: Representations of poverty in the Hungate and Walmgate districts of York, 1875-1914

Using a range of sources, this article addresses the ways in which the press, social investigators and middle-class commentators constructed an image and reputation for the working-class districts of Walmgate and Hungate in York; a reputation which m... Read More about Creating the slum: Representations of poverty in the Hungate and Walmgate districts of York, 1875-1914.