The Life of Winchcombe Union Workhouse


Old Poor Law to New Poor Law

Booklet: 38 pages

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Author: Melanie Webb

It is amazing the things we find on our doorsteps that form part of today’s living environment which date back to our past.

We see and walk past these objects and sites every day and see without looking.

Driving along Gloucester Street many times, I turned to look at two pillars at the entrance to a footpath leading towards Winchcombe Day Centre and it dawned on me that this could well have been the entrance to the old Winchcombe Workhouse my 3 x Great Grandfather died.

I parked my car and took a walk and traced his steps along this path – me smiling – he would not have been.

This is an account of my research over the past two years

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