Workhouses, Prisons and Asylums

3rd January 2020, 11:19am | By David | Event Date : 20200425

Workhouses, prisons and asylums could be very grim places – they conjure up images of Oliver Twist, hard labour and ice baths. They could also be very un-Dickensian: some workhouses even gave tobacco to their inmates or paid for the men to be shaved by a barber. The records of these institutions can give you an invaluable insight into the lives of your ancestors, and this hands-on workshop will introduce you to some of the most important and often surprising elements of their histories.

£6, booking advisable on 01249 705500 or archives@wiltshire.gov.uk

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