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The Workhouse

Published: January 16, 2006    Last modified: November 6, 2016

The Workhouse - The story of an institution...

"The Workhouse often evokes the grim world of Oliver Twist, but its story is also a fascinating mixture of social history, politics, economics and architecture.
This site is dedicated to the workhouse — its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets"

is a fascinating insight into the life of the working class during the 18th and 19th centuries. This should dispel any romanticist illusions of life in Victorian England.