This week, Wednesday has been looking through the Gressenhall's MODES database, to find historic images of the workhouse and the inmates living there.
I have been looking through some beautiful historic photographs of Gressenhall, and thought I would share some of my favourites!
Elspeth Hunter and Wednesday Batchelor, sharing the Project Support Officer post, will be staying with "More Than Oliver Twist" for a further three months!
We are very grateful to Arts Council England for approving a reprofiling of the ‘More Than Oliver Twist’ project budget...
The current global crisis is leading some people to make comparisons with previous pandemics, most notably the Spanish flu of 1918-1920. Even the historic images of that outbreak look eerily familiar with face masks becoming common and emergency hospitals set up to cope with the scale of infection. Spanish flu led to many more deaths than we have seen so far from coronavirus, with an estimated 500 million cases and 50 million deaths worldwide...
Above left: Family and their cat during the Spanish Flu, 1918.
Above right: Camp Funston, at Fort Riley, Kansas, during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.