Commemorative medal, Bilston Cholera Orphan School

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Date:1833

Description:Reverse: 'ERECTED AND SUPPORTED FROM A FUND SUBSCRIBED BY THE BRITISH NATION FOR THE RELIEF OF SUFFERERS OF CHOLERA AT BILSTON IN THE YEAR 1832 / POPULATION OF BILSTON 14,402 / PERSONS ATTACKED BY CHOLERA 3,568 / PERSONS WHO PERISHED BY CHOLERA 742 / THE FIRST CASE AUGUST 3 / THE LAST DEATH SEP.18 / AMOUNT OF CONTRIBUTIONS £8536 8s 7d / W. LEIGHT AM.M INCUMBENT'.

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Donor ref:66.073.0001 (37/42259)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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