1800s ~ London children workhouse For the next time my classes complain about how much homework they have.

1800s ~ London children workhouse For the next time my classes complain about how much homework they have.

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 1830s, for example, prostitutes wore a yellow dress, and unmarried pregnant women a red one.

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.

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.

Workhouse Dining Hall. An interestingly informative website about workhouse locations, including the Poplar worksite.

Workhouse Dining Hall. An interestingly informative website about workhouse locations, including the Poplar worksite.


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The is a slideshow featuring photographs taken by Lewis Hine during the first decade of the 20th century. Description from wn.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

The is a slideshow featuring photographs taken by Lewis Hine during the first decade of the 20th century. Description from wn.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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. Biddy Craft

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. Biddy Craft

Victorian 'Street urchins' in Liverpool,  @Maria de los Angeles Elizabeth, New Victorian Children.

Victorian 'Street urchins' in Liverpool, @Maria de los Angeles Elizabeth, New Victorian Children.

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

Portraits of the Spitalfields Nippers taken by photographer in book

Adelaide Springett was so ashamed of her tattered boots, she took them off for this 1901 photograph. Adapted from Spitalfields Nippers by Horace Warner, published by Spitalfields Life Books, £20.

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.

Portraits of the Spitalfields Nippers taken by photographer in book

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.

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

Vintage photo victorian London street children (reminds me of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Boys).

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