Annie's family were taken to the workhouse when her father could no longer work through illness. This is a documentary type memoir written by Annie when she was 84 years old. Her daughter-in-law typed it up, as these stories should not be lost.
This is based on a true story. My mother-in-law's family were put into the workhouse in Kirkham, Lancashire, when the head of the household became too ill to work. The book tells of their strength of character during the hard times. Their friendships and sense of humour saw them through.