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11-70 Thorne Union Workhouse entrance South Yorkshire | by dubdee
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11-70 Thorne Union Workhouse entrance South Yorkshire

The threat of the workhouse was a very real fear for many people up to the early years of the last century. We can only speculate on the anxiety and trepidation of those who passed through this portal to become inmates of the establishment, or indeed what conditions they found themselves in. The workhouse was supervised by a Board of Guardians who met weekly to deliberate on such issues as the food and clothing to be supplied to the poor.

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Taken in November 1970