Joseph was born in Leicester in 1862, spent four years in the Leicester Workhouse before travelling to London to work in the East End Penny Shows. Find out about Joseph's family, his life growing up in Leicester, the businesses his father owned and the family connection with the travel entrepreneur Thomas Cook. 

The talk is being given by local author Joanne Vigor-Mungovin who has appeared alongside Michael Portillo in his ‘Hidden History of Britain’ series, worked with BBC 1 Inside Out and located the final resting place of Joseph in April 2019.

Joanne is currently leading an appeal to fund the erection of a statue of Joseph in his hometown of Leicester.

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