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Cancelled: Newton Abbot’s workhouse (S Devon Branch)
Thu. 19 March 2020 at 2:15 pm
Please note that this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure against the anticipated spread of the coronavirus. See our dedicated page for the latest updates.
John Ellis will talk to us about the Union workhouse that opened in Newton Abbot in 1839. By the 1890s it housed several hundred and the conditions there caused a national scandal.
Note our new venue for this season’s talks.