Ludlow and Marches Humanists meeting, 20 November: Salop Assizes 1949, swimwear and the law, by Peter Roscoe

In 1949 several men were arrested in Shrewsbury and charged with gross indecency. Peter Roscoe came across this item in a local newspaper and it led him to research into the background of this story and the extent to which gay men were prosecuted in the post WW2 period until recent times.

Peter grew up in Macclesfield in the 1950s, moved to London in his 20s and, when it felt safe enough, moved to Shrewsbury in 1984. Peter and his civil partner, Geoff (of 37 years) have a son, Liam, (now 29 years old).

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 7.30pm at The Friends Meeting House, St Mary’s Lane Ludlow SY8 1DZ. All welcome. For more information call 01568 770282 or email: rocheforts@tiscali.co.uk

This talk is not organised by Shropshire Humanists.

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