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.