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The Workhouse
Two hundred years ago, if you were disabled, or old, or an orphan, or poor, pregnant and unmarried, or had just fallen on hard times, there was only one place...
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Food
When our houses were new, most food was home-cooked. As there were no fridges or freezers, shopping was done day by day from local shops . It was easy to...
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Houses
In 1822 there were very few houses in our area. And the ones that did exist were mostly grand mansions or big farmhouses. Two of the four main roads that edge...
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Poverty
Few of the people who lived in the area when the houses were new were very well off. The developers and builders had a specific kind of tenant in mind – the n...
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