November Meeting


The East Finchley Baby Farmers:
The True Story

8 pm Thursday
30 November


Amelia Sach and Annie Walters were the first women to be hanged at Holloway Prison, in 1903. What exactly was their crime and were they guilty?

Caitlin Davies  gave the Jean Scott Memorial Lecture on 30 November. She discussed the real life case of the two Edwardian baby farmers from East Finchley, who inspired her novel The Ghost of Lily Painter.

Caitlin Davies is a novelist, non-fiction writer, teacher and journalist. She is the author of five novels and five non-fiction books, many of which reveal the buried lives of women from the past. She has worked as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Westminster, and as an education and careers feature writer for The Independent. To find out more about Caitlin’s work visit her website, or follow her on Twitter @CaitlinDavies2

The meeting will took place at Avenue House, located in Stephens House and Gardens,  17 East End Road, Finchley N3 3QE. It started at 8 pm, with a break for refreshments.