'Workhouses of Wales and the Welsh Borders' by Peter Higginbotham
Workhouses were institutions where those unable to support themselves financially were offered accommodation and employment. This is an illustrated book about the workhouses of Wales and the border counties of Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. Our image of the workhouse has often been coloured by authors such as Charles Dickens. But what was the reality? Where were workhouses located? We are often surprised to discover that a familiar building, now turned into flats, or still forming part of a local hospital, was once a workhouse. With 120 black and white illustrations.
Peter Higginbotham has been researching workhouses for almost 20 years and has published many books on the subject. He has made many media appearances including episodes of the 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and 'Heir Hunters'.