Our next meeting on Monday 9th March is entitled ‘Off to the Workhouse – the poor are always with us’ and is given by Dr Richard Churchley.
Richard is an experienced historian, specialising in areas of Worcestershire, Warwickshire and North Gloucestershire and since 2014 has edited the local history magazine “The Feckenham Forester” concerning local history in our local area.
In this talk Richard looks at the problems of looking after the poor from Tudor times to the 20th century using local examples. The local Union workhouses are depicted and discussed. Quotations from Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy also help to paint the picture of what life was like for paupers and for the authorities who had to look after them.
The listing of our 2020 meetings can be found on our meetings page http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/meetings.htm and we have copies of our leaflet available at our meetings and various outlets.
Our 2020 exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch is entitled ‘ 75 tears ago: the end of WW2’ and details of the exhibition can be found on our exhibition poster which can be downloaded from our activities page http://www.redditchhistorysociety.org.uk/activities.htm
Look forward to seeing you at our March meeting.
Secretary, Redditch Local History Society