Potions, Poulitce & Pus

Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases … the Black Death, Sweating Sickness,
Typhus, Smallpox but never fear the local wise women, friars and apothecaries are ready with the urine wheel, plants that look like bits of the body and the odd amulet to nurse you back to health. If that doesn’t work the local barber-surgeon is at hand to do a bit of blood-letting and amputation. No wonder Southampton had the reputation for being one of the healthiest towns in England!!
Yet again The Sarah Siddons Fan Club Theatre will this Halloween be bringing Southampton’s history to life in the place where it happened. Join us this Halloween for a sickly saunter around Old Southampton. Spaces are limited and we are offering two shows per evening at 7.00pm and 9.00pm on Wednesday 31st October & Thursday 1st November. Starts from Holy Rood Church, High Street, Southampton.  Tickets are just £5 and available from

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