Opening the archive

Eastville Workhouse burial ground

Event Details
Date: , 2015
Time: to
Venue: Bristol Archives, BS1 6XN
Price: Free
Series: Remembering Eastville Workhouse
Page Details
Section: Events
Projects: Eastville Workhouse
Subjects: Workhouses & Poverty Laws
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Members of the Eastville Workhouse Memorial Group have used death registers at Bristol Record Office to identify the people given pauper’s burials at Rosemary Green adjacent to the site of Eastville Workhouse. They found the names of over 4,000 men, women and children buried in unmarked graves and evidence of how Poor Law Guardians kept the cost of burying inmates as low as possible.

As part of Explore Your Archive week, join us at this free drop-in session to see these interesting archival records, meet members of the Eastville Workhouse Memorial Group and hear about their research. The current BRO exhibition ‘Documenting Death’ (27 Oct – 12 March 2016) also features the workhouse burial ground project.

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