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From: "Peter Higginbotham" <>
Subject: Re: [UK-W&H] Union Workhouse, Fordington, Dorset.
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 23:55:38 -0000
Fordington came within the Dorchester Poor Law Union Union. For some basic
information on Dorchester see www.workhouses.org.uk/Dorchester The sister
was probably at the industrial school just because she was older and more
than likely being trained in domestic work with a view to her going into
domestic service. The boys may also have gone to and industrial school when
they were older.
All best wishes,
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From: "cindy hunt" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 12:50 PM
Subject: [UK-W&H] Union Workhouse, Fordington, Dorset.
> I am new to this list, I have found several of my ancestors living in the
Union Workhouse,Fordington, Dorset. during the 1881 census, I wonder if
anyone has any information on this paticular workhouse, also while the three
young boys (aged between 6-10) were in this workhouse, thier sister (aged
12) was in a girls home and industrial school in Poole Dorset. it has been
suggested to me that she could of been sent to this girls home because she
had been a naughty girl, any views on this would be appreciated.