Life inside... the words of Sarah Godson, pauper
What not to miss?
- Be surprised, entertained and moved
- Meet Sarah Godson, a feisty pauper who bared her bottom in church
- Discover why John turns to the Workhouse for help
- Hear about Joe’s struggle to adapt to life in the Workhouse
- Share the Matron’s story. Is her new position all she hopes it to be?
Meet characters from the Workhouses past
The Workhouse Storytellers will transport you to the world of the Victorian Workhouse.
Find out what made them happy and sad and how it might have felt to enter the Workhouse starving, cold and penniless.
Each story is inspired by Workhouse records - census documents, punishment and medical records and correspondence with the Poor Law Commissioners in London.