The Workhouse – the perils of being poor in the 18th & 19th C

The Workhouse – all you ever wanted to know

Do you have a ancestor who was “sent to the workhouse” or lived in fear of being sent?

Du you want to know more about workhouses, Poor Law, Industrial schools and much more about the treatment of the poor and vulnerable during the the 18th, 19th and early 20th century?

Pay a visit to Peter Higginbotham’s Workhouse website, it will give you an insight into how you would have been treated if you fell on hard times and what life would have been like for your ancestors.

You can also visit the most complete workhouse in existence at Southwell, Nottingham, where the National Trust have brought to life the 19th C inhabitants of Southwell Workhouse