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Pauper Collection

Background imagePauper Collection: The Hollies Childrens Home, Sidcup, Kent

The Hollies Childrens Home, Sidcup, Kent
Aerial view of The Hollies, the Greenwich & Deptford Unions cottage homes at Lamorbey, near Sidcup, Kent, opened in 1902 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imagePauper Collection: Guinness Lodging Houses, Lever Street, London

Guinness Lodging Houses, Lever Street, London. The building was erected in 1890 by the Guinness Trust to provide cheap housing for working men. Date: Date unknown

Background imagePauper Collection: View of Wandsworth Prison

View of Wandsworth Prison
Exterior view of Surrey Prison and House of Correction, Wandsworth Date: 1862

Background imagePauper Collection: Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex

Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex
Aerial view of Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, Middlesex. The building was originally the Chase Farm Schools, opened in 1886 by the Edmonton Union to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imagePauper Collection: Park Hospital, Davyhulme, Manchester

Park Hospital, Davyhulme, Manchester
Aerial view of the Park Hospital at Davyhulme, Manchester, originally opened in 1929 as the workhouse hospital for the Barton Upon Irwell Poor Law Union

Background imagePauper Collection: Childrens Playroom, St Pelagias Home, Highgate

Childrens Playroom, St Pelagias Home, Highgate
The childrens playroom at St Pelagias Home for penitent girls at 34 Highgate West Hill, London N6. The home provided accommodation for unmarried mothers and their children. Date: circa 1932

Background imagePauper Collection: Walton Hospital, Liverpool

Walton Hospital, Liverpool
Walton Hospital, Rice Lane, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool. The central clock tower concealed a large water storage tank. The building was designed by William Culshaw

Background imagePauper Collection: Union Workhouse, Wokingham, Berkshire

Union Workhouse, Wokingham, Berkshire
The Wokingham Union workhouse, Berkshire. The workhouse, opened in 1850 on Barkham Road, Wokingham, later became Wokingham Hospital

Background imagePauper Collection: Union Workhouse, Wantage, Oxfordshire

Union Workhouse, Wantage, Oxfordshire
The Wantage Union workhouse, Oxfordshire. The workhouse, designed by Sampson Kempthorne, was erected in 1836 on Hungerford Road, Wantage, and later became the Downs Hospital

Background imagePauper Collection: Poplar Workhouse, East London

Poplar Workhouse, East London
A side view of one of the blocks of the Poplar Union workhouse, located on Poplar High Street, East London

Background imagePauper Collection: Christmas Day in the Workhouse

Christmas Day in the Workhouse
Illustration and opening verses of In the Workhouse: Christmas Day - better known as Christmas Day in the Workhouse, written by George R Sims in 1877

Background imagePauper Collection: Market Hill and former workhouse, Maldon

Market Hill and former workhouse, Maldon
A view of Market Hill, Maldon, Essex. The large building at the left is the Maldon Unions former workhouse. Date: circa 1900

Background imagePauper Collection: Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London

Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London
Entrance to the Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, London. A group of onlookers, mostly children, stand at the gates. A hansom cab stands alongside. Date: 1908

Background imagePauper Collection: Ground plan of Wandsworth Prison

Ground plan of Wandsworth Prison
Ground plan of Surrey Prison and House of Correction, Wandsworth Date: 1862

Background imagePauper Collection: East End Doss House, London

East End Doss House, London
Exterior of a lodging house or doss house in the East End of London, probably Whitechapel. A man and a boy stand outside. A sign above the door reads BEDS 4d. Per Night FOR SINGLE MEN ONLY

Background imagePauper Collection: Warren Farm School, Brighton, Sussex

Warren Farm School, Brighton, Sussex
The Centre Avenue of Warren Farm School, opened by the Brighton Union in 1862 at Rottingdean, Sussex. The school housed pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imagePauper Collection: Union Workhouse, Dursley, Gloucestershire

Union Workhouse, Dursley, Gloucestershire
A distant view of the Dursley Union workhouse (left) from the road at Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire. The workhouse, designed by a Mr Fulljames, was erected in 1838-9

Background imagePauper Collection: The Brigantine

The Brigantine " Steadfast" - a companion vessel to the Metropolitan Asylums Board Training Ship " Exmouth"

Background imagePauper Collection: City of London Union Infirmary, Mile End Road

City of London Union Infirmary, Mile End Road
Situated where Mile End Road continues as Bow Road, the City of London Union Infirmary (now St Clement's Hospital) opened in 1849 as the City of London Union workhouse

Background imagePauper Collection: Training Ship Exmouth, dumb bell drill

Training Ship Exmouth, dumb bell drill
Uniformed boys on the deck of the Training Ship Exmouth perform dumb bell drill. The Exmouth, moored off Grays in Essex, was used by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as a naval training establishment

Background imagePauper Collection: City of London Asylum, Stone, Dartford, Kent

City of London Asylum, Stone, Dartford, Kent
The City of London Asylum for pauper lunatics was established in 1862 on Cotton Lane at Stone near Dartford, Kent. The buildings, designed by James Bunstone Bunning

Background imagePauper Collection: Percy House Military Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex

Percy House Military Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex
A view of Percy House School which served as a Military Hospital during the First World War. The school, for pauper children, was established by the Brentford Union in 1883 on Twickenham Road

Background imagePauper Collection: Training Ship Exmouth, full crew

Training Ship Exmouth, full crew
Full group photo of the crew of the Training Ship Exmouth. The Exmouth, moored off Grays in Essex, was used by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as a naval training establishment for pauper children

Background imagePauper Collection: Duke of York at Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicester

Duke of York at Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicester
The Duke of York pays a visit to the Countesthorpe Cottage Homes, Leicester - 24th November 1921. The homes provided accommodation for pauper children away from the workhouse. Date: 1921

Background imagePauper Collection: Bristol Childrens Cottage Homes, Downend

Bristol Childrens Cottage Homes, Downend
A view of the childrens cottage homes at Downend, Bristol. A young inmate stands in front of one of the houses. The homes were established in the early 1900s by the Bristol Board of Guardians to

Background imagePauper Collection: Fazakerley Cottage Homes Treat

Fazakerley Cottage Homes Treat
A treat - probably in the form of a country picnic - for boys from the Fazakerley Cottage Homes in Liverpool, accompanied by staff and other helpers

Background imagePauper Collection: St Annes Home, Herne Bay, Kent

St Annes Home, Herne Bay, Kent
In 1876, the former Pier Hotel in Herne Bay (centre of picture) became a convalescent home for pauper children from the South Metropolitan School District

Background imagePauper Collection: North Surrey District School, Anerley, Upper Norwood, Surrey

North Surrey District School, Anerley, Upper Norwood, Surrey
The North Surrey District School at Anerley, Upper Norwood, with the Crystal Palace visible behind. The school was opened in 1850 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imagePauper Collection: Whip and Whipping Post at Wandsworth Prison

Whip and Whipping Post at Wandsworth Prison
Whip and Whipping Post at Surrey Prison and House of Correction, Wandsworth Date: 1862

Background imagePauper Collection: Ground plan of Millbank Prison

Ground plan of Millbank Prison, London. Date: 1862

Background imagePauper Collection: Ground plan of Newgate Prison

Ground plan of Newgate Prison, London. Date: 1862

Background imagePauper Collection: Jeremy Benthams Panopticon

Jeremy Benthams Panopticon
Jeremy Benthams proposed panopticon workhouse or industry house for up to 2000 inmates. The scheme, published in Benthams 1812 work Pauper Management Improved

Background imagePauper Collection: Ground plan of Holloway Prison

Ground plan of Holloway Prison
Ground plan of London City Prison and House of Correction, Holloway. Date: 1862

Background imagePauper Collection: Childrens nursery, Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal

Childrens nursery, Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal
View inside a childrens nursery at the cottage homes in Styal, Cheshire, with a large group of girls and boys posing for their photograph

Background imagePauper Collection: Leicester Union Cottage Homes, Countesthorpe, Leics

Leicester Union Cottage Homes, Countesthorpe, Leics
Three small inmates stand in front of a water tower at the Leicester Union cottage homes at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

Background imagePauper Collection: Manchester Union Schools, Swinton

Manchester Union Schools, Swinton
The Manchester Union Industrial School at Swinton. The school, where 800 pauper children were housed and educated away from the workhouse, was established in 1843, one of the earliest of its type

Background imagePauper Collection: Blandford Union Workhouse, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Blandford Union Workhouse, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Distant view of Blandford Union workhouse, from Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset. A house at the left has a sign reading YNCA (or YMCA?)

Background imagePauper Collection: Queen Marys visit to Poplar Schools at Brentwood

Queen Marys visit to Poplar Schools at Brentwood
In 1906, the Poplar Union (East London) established a Schools site located between Shenfield and Hutton, near Brentwood, Essex

Background imagePauper Collection: Belmont Hospital, Sutton, Surrey

Belmont Hospital, Sutton, Surrey
Belmont Hospital, Brighton Road, Sutton. It began life in 1853 as the South Metropolitan District School, housing pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imagePauper Collection: Shoreditch Cottage Homes, Hornchurch, Essex

Shoreditch Cottage Homes, Hornchurch, Essex
Boys in surplices leaving the chapel at the Shoreditch Union cottage homes, Hornchurch, Essex. Opened in 1889 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imagePauper Collection: Cell wing at Pentonville Prison

Cell wing at Pentonville Prison. Date: 1862

Background imagePauper Collection: Hackney Homes Band and Soldiers at Budworth Hall, Ongar, Ess

Hackney Homes Band and Soldiers at Budworth Hall, Ongar, Ess
Soldiers at Budworth Hall military hospital on Chipping Ongar High Street are joined by the boys band from the nearby Hackney Union cottage homes

Background imagePauper Collection: Middlesex Pauper Lunatic Asylum, 1849

Middlesex Pauper Lunatic Asylum, 1849
The Italianate exterior of the New Middlesex Pauper Lunatic Asylum at Colney Hatch, near Friern Barnet, Middlesex (North London). The foundation stone was laid in 1849 by Prince Albert

Background imagePauper Collection: Islington Poor Law Infirmary, Highgate Hill, London

Islington Poor Law Infirmary, Highgate Hill, London
The parish of Islingtons new 800-bed poor law infirmary on Highgate Hill was opened in 1900 on the site of the Highgate Smallpox and Vaccination Hospital

Background imagePauper Collection: Keynsham Union Workhouse, Somerset

Keynsham Union Workhouse, Somerset
The main block of the Keynsham Union Workhouse, Somerset. The site later became Keynsham Hospital. Date: 2000

Background imagePauper Collection: Unemployed miners, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd

Unemployed miners, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd
Unemployed miners at Cilfynydd near Pontypridd in South Wales. They watch the buckets tipping slag in case any lumps of coal can be found. Date: circa 1936

Background imagePauper Collection: Bromley Workhouse, Kent

Bromley Workhouse, Kent

Background imagePauper Collection: Aylesbury Prison Laundry

Aylesbury Prison Laundry
Interior of laundry at Aylesbury prison. Uniformed women handle the washing on trolleys and in baskets which bear the convict arrow insignia. Date: circa 1900



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