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Chimney Boy: George Brewster

Tuesday, 13 February , 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

On a cold February in 1875 George Brewster, an 11-year-old Chimney Sweep’s ‘apprentice’, was sent up a boiler chimney at Fulbourn Lunatic Asylum by his master. He sadly suffocated – nothing out of the ordinary for Victorian England – however, the story afterwards is remarkable!

Hear Joanna’s story about how she ‘Found George’ and how meeting people along the journey is turning a forgotten story about a young boy into a (soon to be) household name known to all!

Joanna Hudson is a Communications Manager for the University of Cambridge and, when not doing her day job and bringing up two kids, is an amateur historian.

This event was presented on Zoom and can be viewed below.