Workhouses of the Midlands

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History Press Limited, 2007 - Midlands (England) - 128 pages
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The last of England's workhouses closed in the 1930s and since then, change has been vast. This book features over 100 archive images of Midlands workhouses. With detailed histories of the establishments in various countries of the Midlands, it illustrates various facets of the workhouse's evolution.

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About the author (2007)

Author of the book's new Preface, Peter Higginbotham is one of Britain's best known authorities on the workhouse and creator of the acclaimed website He has written a number of books on the subject including 'The Workhouse Encyclopedia', 'Voices from the Workhouse', 'A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse' and 'The Workhouse Cookbook'. He has also contributed to many radio and TV programmes including 'Making History', '"heir Hunters' and 'Who Do You Think You Are?'.

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