taking our culture forward

Getting away from the headlines and into the houses, this talk explores the history of one Peel street through the stories of the people that lived there. From serious issues to some serious skeet, stolen hearts to stolen washing and heroes to harlots (alleged) - the small original stretch of West View (nos 2-15) has it all.

This talk is by Cori Philips, a professional freelance science and history communicator, who has worked with organisations such as the BBC, London's Science Museum, the Museum of London, London Archaeological Archive, Manx National Heritage and Culture Vannin.

The presentation for this talk is available to download here:

The Harlot Next Door: A history of West View, Peel [slides]

This talk took place on 18 January 2023 at Peel Centenary Centre. It was organised by Peel Heritage Trust.