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Book of the Week, March 17th. 2018

Prostitution in Victorian Colchester

Jane Pearson and Maria Rayner

In the mid nineteenth century the army camp was built just outside Colchester and soon it was the largest garrison in the country. The town benefitted from an economic boom but with It came problems. There was drunkenness, brawling and, with only 7% of soldiers allowed to marry, prostitution rocketed.  Colchester’s existing red-light district could … Continue reading Book of the Week, March 17th. 2018