Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

3/3/2007

Workhouse Food

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Let’s face it – nobody entered the workhouse for the food. For most paupers it was barely sufficient and some starved.

Hunger famously forced Oliver Twist to ask for more and although Oliver Twist is fiction, Charles Dickens based his harrowing story on the reality of workhouses in the 1830s. for more click here

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