Dr Kathryn Hurlock (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Dr Hurlock explores the history of pilgrimage and ideas of miraculous cures in 19th and 20th century Manchester. She focuses on the popular pilgrimage site of Holywell in Wales (known as the ‘Lourdes of Wales’) to show how ideas around ‘healing’ and miracles shaped experiences of disabled people.
To listen and watch the lecture (with BSL interpretation and captions) please click here
If you have any experiences of pilgrimage to Holywell Dr Kathryn Hurlock would be delighted to hear from you, and can be contacted at: K.Hurlock@mmu.ac.uk