Mon, 21 Jun|
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
Time & Location
21 Jun 2021, 19:30 – 20:30 BST
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.
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