Forced to the Workhouse: The North Lincolnshire Experience

Ref: C3679663

This Day School will present an insight into the development and operation of the workhouses in Grimsby and Louth, and their place in the contemporary social fabric. We shall look at Poor Law development, Houses of Industry, and the eventual establishment of the workhouses in both towns. Under what circumstances could you be admitted and released? What were the benefits of the Workhouse to both the inmates and to wider society? What was the deal - what was expected and received? And how was it all paid for? Why did they eventually close, and what legacy did they leave?

Course aim

This Day School will present an insight into the development and operation of the workhouses in Grimsby and Louth. We shall look at Poor Law development, Houses of Industry and the eventual establishment of the Workhouse.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • List the relevant legislation which led to the development of the Workhouse system.
  • Locate the physical remains of both the featured institutions.
  • Show how the Workhouse system led to the development of the Welfare State.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This Day School will appeal to those with an interest in local history and social development in northern Lincolnshire.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Forced to the Workhouse: The North Lincolnshire Experience

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Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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