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Bedminster Union Workhouse – The Life and Death of Hannah Wiltshire

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Date: , 2024
Location: Jubilee Pavilion. Long Ashton, BS41 9DP
With: Rosemary L Caldicott
Series: Miscellaneous 2024
Note: This event was not organised by BRHG.
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Section: Events
Projects: Eastville Workhouse
Subjects: Workhouses & Poverty Laws
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Bedminster Union Workhouse at Flax Bourton, photograph © Peter Higginbotham

The Life and Death of Hannah Wiltshire

Accusations of murder and cover up  in the Bedminster Union Workhouse were reported in the press during 1855

Thursday, 7th March 2024 at 19:30

This talk by Rosemary Caldicott is based on her popular booklet which delves into the treatment of the mentally ill and other vulnerable patients resident in the former Bedminster workhouse during the mid-19th century. Situated in Flax Burton, North Somerset, just outside Bristol, this workhouse played a pivotal role in the the lives of the impoverished. Rosemary will shed light on the prevailing political stance of the time, which viewed poverty as a mark of moral deficiency, and explore how the landless poor were often left with no recourse but to seek refuge in these institutions.

Location –  Long Ashton Local History Society, The Jubilee Pavilion, Village Hall, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9DP

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