Category Poor Law

Some Union Workhouse Minutes for 20th May 1840

Virtually all of the stories I post are linked to events from times gone by.  Today’s story takes us back 177 years to extracts from the Union Workhouse Minutes of the day for the town of Stamford in eastern England.  These stories are taken from actual events and with these brief records we get a […]

Beatrice Potter visits Joseph Chamberlain, family and a visitor

Have you ever thought what a grand Victorian home would look like?  Well – at the other end of this piece you’ll have an interesting description – but don’t jump to the end just yet. The next 500 or so words paint the background. Back in 2001 I completed an ‘Open University Diploma in Modern […]