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Workhouse life

Ellie

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I found this link to the Spittal's.The Spittial's was the workhouse in my local area. if you click on the 'life in the workhouse' link it takes you to a photograph of the 'vagrant block' this building has been knocked down but the remains of the black and red tiled floor are still evident. This is around the corner from my house, I knew it was part of the workhouse but I didn't know which part. Looking at the remains of the building it gives an idea of what a tiny sleeping/living space people had. Its very interesting but makes very sad reading. People were quite literally treated like prisoners.
http://www.exploringthepotteries.or..._static_exhibitions/Workhouses/pages/what.htm
 

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