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The UK’s forgotten history of leprosy

11 August 2023

In August 2023, Lepra's historian Irene Allen, visited St Giles Leprosy Hospital in Maldon, near our UK base in Essex.

Watch below to hear her fascinating insights, reminding us that although no longer widely present in Europe, the disease is still a significant part of our collective history and culture.

Please send us your images, videos and stories about former leprosy sites near you -

Thank you to Maldon Town Council for their care of the site, and allowing us access. If you would like to visit, please call 01621 857 373

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