|The Workhouse evokes the grim Victorian world of Oliver Twist, but its story is a fascinating mix of social history, politics, economics and architecture. This site is dedicated to the workhouse — its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets...||
I help uncover Mary Berry's ancestors at Norwich workhouse.
For the real story of workhouse food see
The Workhouse Cookbook
|Workhouse Myths! Was it really just gruel, gruel, gruel?? Read the truth behind ten of the most common misconceptions.|
New — www.childrenshomes.org.uk. Information on 100's of former children's homes, orphanages, reformatories, industrial schools, poor law homes, training ships etc.
Voices From The Workhouse Diverse writing by those with first-hand knowledge — as inmate, staff, official, visitor, or under-cover journalist. More....
The Workhouse Encyclopedia. A fully illustrated A to Z plus fact-filled appendices of workhouse locations, statistics, maps, records, museums etc.
Workhouse by Simon Fowler — 'Impressively well-researched'? Or maybe not. Look at the evidence and decide for yourself!