Society Lecture (Zoom) – Liz Davies, Curator of the St Neots Museum Magic and Folk Medicine in Huntingdonshire

When:
November 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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Where:
Zoom Meeting

Wednesday 11th November – Liz Davies, Curator of the St Neots Museum ‘Magic and Folk Medicine in Huntingdonshire’

Alfred Rowlett with cart in St Neots. Picture: MUSEUMWhat sort of alternative medicines did people use before the introduction of the National Health Service in 1948? And what sort of medicines and charms were available from local folk healers? This illustrated talk will include the extraordinary story of the St Neots antique dealer, herbal medicine maker and road sweeper, Alfred ‘Doc’ Rowlett (pictured).

 

As usual these talks are open to non-members, who should email David Smith, info@huntslhs.org.uk requesting the link a few days before.