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Link: Workhouses
« on: Thursday 29 January 04 23:04 GMT (UK) »
I have just visited a fascinating site:

 
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www.workhouses.org.uk is dedicated to the workhouse its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets...


It has lots of census lists as well,  so if you have a missing ancestor it may be worth you looking here!

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Re: Workhouses
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 29 January 04 23:48 GMT (UK) »
Hi there Kazza

Yes, I quite agree, there is lots and lots of information on that site concerning the conditions that our ancestors endured when they became destitute.

This site contains information on Asylums, Orphanages, Hospitals, Reformatories, Almshouses, Prisons, Industrial & Special Schools, Dispensaries.




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Re: Workhouses
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 01 February 04 13:41 GMT (UK) »
Hello Kazza
My maternal grandfather was in the St Mary's Institution, Islington, during the first world war when it was used to intern aliens, in my grandfather's case a German citizen.
The site you mention is certainly fascinating.
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Re: Workhouses
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 01 February 04 15:30 GMT (UK) »
Hi,  Chris and Drusilla,

Glad you enjoyed the site,  and thankyou Chris for your suggestion 8)

I think it is sites like these that help us 'flesh' out our family history,  after all the collecting of dates and names could just turn into statistics without some understanding of the differences in the way our ancestors lived.

Drusilla,  I am reading a facinating book,  Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson,  it is fiction but explores how the US dealt with people of Japanese origin in WWII,  I have had my eyes opened :(

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Workhouses
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 23 November 04 16:15 GMT (UK) »
The Workhouses site:

http://www.workhouses.org.uk/
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Re: Workhouses
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 24 November 04 06:47 GMT (UK) »
the site above is the same as this one: http//users.ox.ac. uk/~peter /workhouse/

Another workhouse site (or should I say THE other workhouse site) is the Workhouse link on the Rossbret Site: http//www.i nstitutions.org .uk/workhouses

Between them, these two sites cover almost all the workhouses in Great Britain.

Coverage depends on the contributors, so there are descriptions and  photos for most entries, sometimes even plans of the buildings, and some census returns (usually 1881, some 1891).

Another site with workhouse census returns is: http://www.census-online.com/links/  although these are mainly links to the above sites.
Any UK Census Data included in this post is Crown Copyright (see: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk)

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« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 February 05 07:43 GMT (UK) »
http://www.ripon.co.uk/museums/ has photos of a typical workhouse, part of the North Yorkshire Law and Order Museums.

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Re: Workhouses
« Reply #7 on: Friday 13 January 06 17:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

if you have any links in your favourites to specific pages on this workhouse site:
http://www.workhouses.org.uk


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