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Title: workhouse question
Post by: BOJANGELS2 on Monday 04 August 14 20:50 BST (UK)
hi,wondering if anyone would know the reason why ,if a mother was in the workhouse in 1880 and her children were taken and put in an industrial school,why then 4 years later would they be taken out of the school and put back in the workhouse --one child being 7 and one child being 11 ----would this be a common practice or would there be a definite reason for this ,
Title: Re: workhouse question
Post by: stanmapstone on Monday 04 August 14 21:43 BST (UK)
You can read about Industrial Schools at http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/IS/
Stan
Title: Re: workhouse question
Post by: BOJANGELS2 on Monday 04 August 14 22:05 BST (UK)
stanmapstone ,thank you that makes interesting reading ,but I still don't understand why these boys would be taken back out of the industrial school and put in the workhouse ,they would only be 7 and 11 ,so too young to work ---any ideas --was it common policies to do this or what could the reason me
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Title: Re: workhouse question
Post by: stanmapstone on Monday 04 August 14 22:10 BST (UK)
Workhouses had schools, so  it was probably thought that the workhouse school was more suitable than an Industrial School. Workhouse Schools are listed in the censuses.

Stan
Title: Re: workhouse question
Post by: BOJANGELS2 on Monday 04 August 14 22:17 BST (UK)
stanmapstone --they were put in the kirkdale ind school aged 3 and 7 in 1880 by the governers of prescot union, I know their mother was in the prescot workhouse at that time , but for some reason they were discharged from kirkdale ind schoolin 1884back to the prescot union -the boys were about 7 and 11 at this time ---for what reason would they have been taken out of the ind school and put back in the workhouse