Lost Children, The Ulverston Workhouse in the 19th Century

by June Whitehead

June Whitehead’s meticulously researched book details the life and conditions of orphaned and abandoned children in a typical Victorian workhouse. Her history of the Ulverston Workhouse in the 19th Century describes the founding of the workhouse, its management and the daily life of the children who lived there. The apprenticeship record in the appendix is of particular interest to local historians and those conducting family research. This is a fascinating insight, not just into a forgotten aspect of Ulverston’s past, but into the much maligned Poor Law and the lives of pauper children.

Price: £4.99 (inc P&P)


    • Paperback: 50 pages / B&W Illustrations
    • Publisher: Handstand Press (2006)
    • ISBN: 978-0955200922
    • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14 x 0.8 cm
    • Category – Local History

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June has had a lifelong interest in writing and in history. A Certificate in Local History from Lancaster University led on to the study of the Ulverston workhouse. As a member of the History of Kirkby Group, she is also involved in the compilation of their various publications. June is doing further research on Ulverston Workhouse and her own family history.