The Trial of Samuel Holberry Revisited
Tuesday, 7th March 2023
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Open to All £5
Samuel Holberry is one of the most controversial figures in Sheffield history. To the ruling classes at the time, he was a dangerous revolutionary who tried to take over Sheffield by force in 1840. But the working classes saw him as a hero and martyr. In this talk, David Price, author of Sheffield Troublemakers: Rebels and Radicals in Sheffield History, will re-examine the evidence and consider who Holberry really was.
We can also add that Holberry was arraigned in 1839 in what we now know as the Old Town Hall, in Waingate; the South Yorkshire Group successfully nominated the Old Town Hall for the Victorian Society’s very first Top Ten Endangered Buildings list, in 2007. Sadly, unlike many nominated buildings, restoration still awaits.
All Victorian Society Talks are held at – Showroom5, Paternoster Row, Sheffield City centre, S1 2BX
Start time is 7.30pm prompt, unless otherwise stated – Doors open at 7pm
You will find Showroom5 through the cafe in the cinema lobby – The space is fully accessible and there is disabled parking available on Paternoster Row – Showroom5 is a couple of minutes walk from Pond Street bus station and from Midland Station for trains
ENTRANCE OPEN TO ALL – £5
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