Tour the exhibition
The Industrial Revolution and the expansion of the British Empire drove huge technological and social changes throughout the 19th century. Despite this, life could still be very difficult, especially for the working classes. Survival was something of a lottery, determined by the class you were born into. Regardless of background, some people seemed to live a charmed life, while others faced endless difficulties.
Recent research into the 19th century burial records from Settle’s Holy Ascension church reveals a wealth of fascinating stories of life and death in a small town on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
Use the buttons below to find out more …