Reply To: THE WORKHOUSE

8 November, 2011 at 09:11 #917
Martin
Keymaster

Thank you for that Anne.

I’m sure many of us have family stories from earlier generations about the Workhouse, though often they seem to have been forgotten due to a sense of fear or shame, however unjustified.

The workhouse was perhaps the beginning of a social security system, however crude it might appear to us today. In any event, it is an integral part of our social history and no doubt Peter Higginbotham’s web pages will be of interest to many here.