Our image of the world of workhouses has often been coloured by the writings of authors such as Charles Dickens. But what was the reality? Where exactly where all these institutions located? And what happened to them? People are often surprised to discover that a building in their own town, perhaps now turned into flats or still forming part of a local hospital, was once a workhouse.
This copiusly illustrated book provides a comprehensive guide to the workhouses that were set up across London and the neighbouring counties of Middlesex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire.
Paperback 304 pages Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm ISBN 9780750987776