John Slade of Sherborne, maltster and bankrupt: a tale of financial ruin in early nineteenth century

14 October 2017

Catholic Church Hall, Westbury, Sherborne, DT9 3EL

Robert Nantes, Postgraduate Reasearcher at the University of Exeter, joins us to present this year's Gerald Pitman Memorial Lecture.

In the late 1820s, John Slade borrowed heavily in order to set up as a maltster and brewer in Sherborne. In the few years he traded something was to go very wrong, and he began to be pursued for debt. The situation became so bad that he fled Sherborne at Easter in 1830....and was never heard of again.

Discover fresh insights into this darker aspect of Sherbornian life.

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