The Workhouse built in 1843 by Robert Morris and designed by William Culshaw of Liverpool on land purchased at the corner of the Turnpike Road and Dragon Lane, Whiston. This was to replace all the older and smaller Workhouses of Prescot, Windle, Widnes, Speke and Much Woolton.
A new and fascinating book has been published giving the history of the Workhouse, its inmates, Masters and Matrons, classification of mentally ill patients, child migration and lots more.
Unique photographs have been used from the Local History and Archives Office in St Helens along with digital images of the original architects drawing from 1842 to 1870’s previously unpublished. Newspaper reports and interviews from 1860 and 1888 give a eyewitness accounts of conditions in the Workhouse along with extracts from the Board of Guardian meetings.
It is available at £10.00 p&p
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"A History of St Helens Hospital"
out July 2011 - more info see
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Books are also available at:
Widnes Library, Widnes - 0151 907 8383
Wardleworths Book Shop, St Helens - 01744 771373
Curiosity Bookshop, Runcorn --01928 575956
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