Old Judy – keeper of the Newcastle upon Tyne town hutch – All Things Georgian

Judy Dowling, Keeper of the Town Hutch by Henry Perlee Parker, c.1815-1820(c) Laing Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

We loved this portrait of ‘Old Judy’, keeper of the Newcastle upon Tyne town hutch, and thought we’d take a closer look at both the hutch and Old Judy for our latest blog.

Judy Dowling, Keeper of the Town Hutch by Henry Perlee Parker, c.1815-1820(c) Laing Art Gallery; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

The ‘town hutch’ was a strongbox, a sturdy wooden chest located in the Guildhall (also known as The Exchange) in which the Corporation officials kept the money the town paid in their dues (the Newcastle upon Tyne one has a hole in the lid to admit the money – a similar idea to the money boxes and…

Source: Old Judy – keeper of the Newcastle upon Tyne town hutch – All Things Georgian

Advertisements

One thought on “Old Judy – keeper of the Newcastle upon Tyne town hutch – All Things Georgian

  1. She must have been both brave and trustworthy, to have been given the responsibility of a town’s cash.
    The most surprising thing is that some tough gang never chose to overpower her. A nice tale of Old England.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s