Books tagged: workhouses

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John Somerset Pakington: his first 50 years
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 166,440. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
A biography of the Sir John Pakington of Westwood Park, Droitwich, born in 1799, who was MP for Droitwich, Worcestershire for 37 years. At Westminster he served on many select committees, including that investigating the Andover Union scandal. He was also much involved in Worcestershire affairs..
From the London Workhouse to South Oxhey
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,540. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
This book is a bout the migration of the Lodoners in slums and overcrowding. In the late 1940's and 1950' thet were moved to a green field site called South Oxhey. This story is about the migration and the problems involved when changing a complete culture. It also has a nostalgic content about the 1950's 60's life and what was available in those buygone days.
A Poor Man's Life
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Price: Free! Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Richard Ford was an agricultural worker who should have disappeared into obscurity, leaving no record of his existence save a slight hollow in an English churchyard. But he left a significant voice of his time of poverty in the annals of the Houses of Parliament, when he was interviewed by government inspectors looking into the effect of the new Poor Laws in 1837. This is the story of his life.