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People who went to the workhouse  

No inmate could leave the workhouse except permanently. Sadly, many of those admitted died in the workhouse because Drawing of hungry childrenof the terrible conditions.

Even worse, some workhouse children who were born inside never saw the outside world.

Over the course of the nineteenth century the role of the workhouse began to change.

"Outdoor relief" was gradually re-introduced and able bodied paupers could live at home.

The workhouses became more like hospitals, and by 1867 most of the inmates were the old and infirm.

You can find out more about some of the people in Llanfyllin workhouse in 1891 on the next four pages ...

Who was in the workhouse in 1891 ? ....


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