A Social History of Bodmin Union Workhouse, by Tony Philp

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A Social History of Bodmin Union Workhouse, by Tony Philp

Published by Bodmin Town Museum in 2005, 112 pages. Paperback (N7732X1)

From the rear side cover: This book gives a detailed account of the history of Bodmin Union Workhouse from its inception in 1834 to its closure in the late 1930s. It describes the conditions experienced by those less fortunate beings who crossed the workhouse threshold and the efforts made by the paid officials and elected members to relieve the burdens of poverty. The individuals concerned have passed on but som.e of the main buildings and gardens, now the residential properties known as Casde Hill Court, St. Dominic Close and Berry Towers, have survived into the new millenmum.

Chapters include The National Context, the Inmates, the Officials, the Board of Guardians, the Buildings, Life and Times in the Workhouse, Recollections, and the Ending and a new Beginning.

Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.