New! childrenshomes.org.uk - details of 100s of former children's homes.

 
The Workhouse often 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...
 

Peter Higginbotham's new website www.childrenshomes.org.uk. Information on hundreds of former children's homes, orphanages, reformatories, industrial schools, poor law homes, training ships etc. Take a look now!
Workhouse by Simon Fowler — "Impressively well-researched"?? Or maybe not. Take a look at the evidence and decide for yourself...
Voices From The Workhouse A diverse collection of writings — autobiography, letters, poetry, graffiti, inspection report etc. — by individuals with first-hand knowledge of the workhouse, whether as inmate, staff, official, visitor, or under-cover journalist. More....
Out now - new paperback edition of The Workhouse Encyclopedia - the ultimate reference. A fully illustrated A to Z of the workhouse, including many fact-filled appendices containing maps, statistics, workhouse locations etc. etc.
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