The workhouse
  Life in the Victorian workhouse  
  Choose from the
topics below

to find out more about workhouses in Victorian Powys.
Drawing of Victorian workhouse
Drawing by Rob Davies

Workhouse drawingWhy were workhouses built ?

  Workhouse drawingWhat was life like for poor people before 1834 ?
  Workhouse drawingWhere were workhouses built in Powys ?
  Workhouse drawingWho went to the workhouse ?
  Workhouse drawingWhat work did inmates do ?
  Workhouse drawingWhy were the inmates so unhealthy ?
  Workhouse drawingWhy was the discipline so strict ?