Monday, 20th May 2019

German Pork Butchers in the First World War, a talk by Rosie Serdville and Silvie Fisch
On Monday, May 20th, the members of South Shields Local History Group are pleased to welcome Rosie Serdiville and Silvie Fisch to their meeting. They are both social historians with a strong interest in the North of England. They became fascinated by the story of Germans living in our area who were caught up in the paranoia of the First World War. Families who ran the pork butcher shops found their neighbours turning on them and their lives being disrupted. Their talk will use a series of individual stories to explore just what happened and how people behaved towards each other.

The Group meet in Room A, upstairs in Cleadon Park Library from 5.15 pm, with the talk starting at 5.30pm until 6.45 pm. Visitors are always welcome at a charge of £1.