Life in the Workhouse


The story of Milton Union Workhouse, Kent

The history of a Kentish workhouse in the 19th century mirrors that of workhouses all over England. Written from primary sources, Helen Allinson tells a story of harsh dealings with the poor, which over the years softened as it was realised that poverty should not be treated as a crime. Rather than face life in the workhouse and a lifetime of poverty in England, thousands of people took the perilous journey to Australia in search of a new and productive life.

Author: Helen Allinson
Publisher: Synjon Books, UK.
ISBN 0 904 373 09 6