The workhouse is an institution which, perhaps more than any other, has left a deep emotional scar on the British nation.
Even today, three quarters of a century after the workhouse system was officially abolished in 1930, many older people still remember being told as children to 'behave or you'll end up in the workhouse'.
Despite the emotions that the workhouse can still evoke, its study can often illuminate our understanding of the broader social, political, economic, medical and architectural history of Britain, both at a national and local level.
Using a mixture of vintage and modern images, this volume focuses on the northern part of England, covering the old counties of Cumberland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmorland and Yorkshire.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, Approx 150
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2006
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780752440019