Research at the museum

1849 cholera map project

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We hold a map which shows where the victims of the 1849 cholera outbreak lived. You can see this map online on Staffordshire Past Track.

As part of a Heritage Lottery funded project, we worked with local historian Andrew Dobraszczyc to find out more about the 1849 cholera epidemic in Newcastle.

Andrew led a team of volunteers to find out about the 241 people who died. Our volunteers copied some resources onto the computer and presented their findings on a database.

The project documents can be downloaded from the downloads list:

  • 1849 cholera database
  • Cholera death certificates transcripts
  • 1840 poor rate book
  • Cottrill's police directory 1836