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  A celebration dinner in 1840

The occasion of Queen Victoria's marriage to Prince Albert provided some relief from an otherwise grim diet.
This extract is from the Crickhowell workhouse records of 10 February 1840...

Solemnized - a formal ceremony carried out under the law.
  Entry in workhouse records

The handwritten entry above reads:
"That in commemoration of the Queen's Marriage solemnized this day, a circumstance fraught with Interest to the whole community of the Realm,
Resolved that the inmates of the workhouse be allowed a good dinner and a pint of ale each to mark so important and interesting an event.
"God Save the Queen"

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