"...of applying to Mr Gosling, the relieving officer, of the Basford union. who gave me an order for 8lb of bread, for presant relief, and also an order for the union house”
By Dr Paul Carter
Letter from George Ellis, 1858 (see footnotes for details) reproduced by kind permission of The National Archives.
Towards the end of June 1858 George Ellis, of Arnold in Nottinghamshire (part of the Basford Poor Law Union), wrote to the Poor Law Board. His letter is a wonderful piece of writing and deserves setting out in full...
By Wednesday Batchelor
Workhouse history is incredibly diverse; workhouses were staffed and inhabited by people of all colours and backgrounds. Today, I would like to tell the story of a very important man, whose achievements have been sadly underrepresented.
:Thetford, Norfolk, is remembered for a great number of things...:
Artist Update from Mel & Morgan
Our artists provide us with an exciting update on their work towards the More Than Oliver Twist exhibition!
Mel Rye and Morgan Tipping have been working hard behind the scenes to create amazing content for the upcoming digital exhibition.
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