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Subject: [CHS] Poorhouses
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 16:33:36 EDT


Poorhouses:

Houses or institutions for paupers, supported by public funds were
established in England as a means of removing economic outcasts from society.
Some poorhouses were still in use until World War II.

Go to the following URL for description of the Old Poor Law and the New Poor
Law, plus the Settlement Act:

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~peter/workhouse/index.html

(The above site is really interesting!)

Vivien Blythe - Wirral Peninsula


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