A Walk Before Church

Sunday morning I went for a little walk before church to take some photos of Hobbs House as I had seen it on a walk once before.         This tree is just a little way along the path in front of the house and was possibly used as a shelter by Indigenous … [Read more…]

What Is An Outdoor Pauper?

I came across the term outdoor pauper today while searching the 1891 English census so I went straight to Google to find out what it meant. For all things relating to poor relief and workhouses I turn to www.workhouses.org.uk/.  The glossary says that indoor relief or an indoor pauper was a resident of a workhouse … [Read more…]