Poplar Workhouse looms in the distance. When the poor entered the workhouses, families would be separated, many never to see one another again.

Poplar Workhouse, East London

An old workhouse looms in the distance. When the poor entered the workhouses, families would be separated, many never to see one another again, as well known, charlie chaplin grew up within one of these horrible places

Workhouse children

Children at crumpsall workhouse circa 1895 - Workhouse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Poor women in the workhouse. Inmates would be given menial tasks as part of the Victorian ideal of salvation through work

Workhouse records go online and reveal British roots of millions worldwide (including Britney Spears)

Women in Work House picking oakum. The Work Houses signified the end of the line. It was either prostitution or the Work House, sometimes both. How sad, for we don't know what brought them to this point.

Aylesbury parish workhouse rules, 1831. The regime was deliberately harsh in part to discourage the work shy. Poverty was seen as a sin and therefore some believed the inmates should be punished merely because they were destitute.

Aylesbury parish workhouse rules, The regime was deliberately harsh in part to discourage the work shy. Poverty was seen as a sin and therefore some believed the inmates should be punished merely because they were destitute.

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