100 Fishponds Road - Life and Death in a Victorian Workhouse, by Roger Ball, Di Parkin and Steve Mills
Published by the Bristol Radical History Group, 240 pages. Paperback (N6520X1)
Eastville Workhouse, constructed by Clifton Poor Law Union in 1847, was the largest workhouse in the Bristol area. Housing over a thousand inmates, it was an institution produced by the introduction of the New Poor Law in 1834. Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods this book looks at what life in the Victorian workhouse was like, who the inmates were and how they were treated. It considers their life chances once they entered the institution and what happened to them after they passed away.
Revised and substantially expanded, this second edition of 100 Fishponds Rd contains new research concerning the treatment of tramps, children, the sick and the mentally ill and, through a collection of fascinating letters, the voices of the inmates.
Condition of the book is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.