Workhouse Uniform ----- At Bristol, in the 1830s, for example, prostitutes wore a yellow dress, and unmarried pregnant women a red one.

Workhouse Uniform ----- At Bristol, in the for example, prostitutes wore a yellow dress, and unmarried pregnant women a red one. Nice way to mark out the "fallen women"(!

Young boy's at work. The Workhouse in St Pancras, London: Middlesex

Young boy's at work. The Workhouse in St Pancras, London: Middlesex. my grandfather was sent to TS Elliot at Gosport.

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.

Windsor workhouse When you were too old to work and support yourself and your family couldn't support you, this was your only option.

Destitute Woman and Baby, c.1876, London, honestly we don't know we are born these days, this was a very common sight, no welfare then, the street or the workhouse!!

photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London.

Hackney Hospital, formerly the Union Workhouse ~ built in 1841 as a workhouse. In 1930, the workhouse came under the control of the London County Council, becoming Hackney Hospital. The final hospital departments closed in 1995. Described as "arguably the worst general hospital psychiatric facility in the country. The site was cramped & the monolithic workhouse became ill suited to modern medical standards."

Hackney Hospital, formerly the Union Workhouse ~ built in 1841 as a workhouse. In the workhouse came under the control of the London County Council, becoming Hackney Hospital. The final hospital departments closed in Described as "arguably the

East London street. An old workhouse looms in the distance. When the poor entered the workhouses, families would be separated, many never to see one another again. I cannot imagine ever being separated from my children.

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

Crumpsall Workhouse for the Poor. Manchester, England. c.1895.

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

Workhouse children

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

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