In this half-day course, Gill Blanchard covers two topics.
Session 1 The Poor and the Parish
What happened to the poor before union workhouses came into force in 1834? Discover what local parish records can tell us about provision for the poor and those who maintained them.
Session 2 The Workhouse and its Records
- How and why people ended up in the workhouse;
- What life was like inside workhouses;
- Who paid for the system;
- Attitudes to the poor;
- Where and how to find their records.
A half-day course with Gill Blanchard
15/09/2018 14:00 - 17:00
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