New! - details of 1000s of former children's homes.
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... New on Ancestry — London Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records — searchable by name!
Workhouse Myths! Was it really just gruel, gruel, gruel?? Read the truth behind ten of the most common misconceptions.
New - Information on 1000'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....
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The Workhouse Encyclopedia. A fully illustrated A to Z plus fact-filled appendices of workhouse locations, statistics, maps, records, museums etc.

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