Mon, 21 Jun


Online Talk

Chester Workhouses: The Lives of Others

Nick Kevern, editor of Inside History, will explore the lives of those who experienced life in the House of Industry by the Roodee and the Chester Union Workhouse in Hoole in Victorian Chester. Mon, 21 June at 19:30 Booking of this free event essential

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Chester Workhouses: The Lives of Others

Time & Location

21 Jun 2021, 19:30 – 20:30 BST

Online Talk

About the event

Stories of short-term inmates, those who depended heavily on the Workhouse and the Master of the House himself, William Aldis, will be told using historical records and newspaper reports.  Learn about five individuals who called the workhouse their home at some point in their lives, why people entered the workhouse, a celebrity guest who stayed the night and even a murder that occurred on the grounds.

The recording of this presentation from Nick Kevern, editor of Inside History, is now available.  

You may also be interested in the booklet accompanying the talk available on the Inside History website. 

Special offer for the duration of the festival: digital back issues of Nick's magazine 'Inside History' are available free on the INSIDE HISTORY WEBSITE HERE

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