In this half-day course using Hull as a case study, Carol Kerry-Green describes two separate types of housing.
Part 1 - Almshouses
Carol looks at the history of almshouses, from their beginnings as hospitals for the sick in the 11th century. She traces the different types of almshouses, who founded them and who funded them. Carol shows how to find records of almshouses, if you discover an ancestor living in one, for example on a census return. She also looks at the varying architectural styles over the centuries.
Part 2 - Council Housing
Carol looks at the crowded slums...Read more