My Great-great-great grandmother ended her days as an inmate of Windsor workhouse. Born in the early 1800's she ran a pub until she was well into her eighties. But when you were too old to work and support yourself and your family couldn't support you, this was your only option.
Ragamuffins: Annie, seven, and one-year-old Nellie, sit sad and hungry on sacking outside their house in Spitalfields. They were among ten children born to single mother Annie Daniels. Five of their siblings died in childhood. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.