Inside Out West will have an item on the Eastville Workhouse unmarked graves project on Monday 19th January at 19:30 on BBC1.

The Eastville Workhouse project was launched in 2012 after some members of Bristol Radical History Group (BRHG) were studying an old ordnance survey map of Ashley Down and Eastville (1902). They noticed that the burial ground for the Barton Regis workhouse at 100 Fishponds Rd, Eastville, marked as disused in 1902, made up part of present-day Rosemary Green just round the corner from where they lived. After two years of research, BRHG members had not only gathered significant evidence that suggested bodies of the paupers remained at the site, but from the Bristol Record Office, details of over 3,500 men, women and children from the workhouse who were buried in the unmarked graves.

Read more about this on the Eastville Workhouse project page.

Eastville Workhouse Data

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