Workhouses Sentence Examples
Workhouses both lodged the poor and gave them work.
Since many of the poor were not able-bodied, the workhouses were not profitable institutions.
Ultimately, workhouses would provide shelter to more than one hundred thousand paupers.
A parliamentary report of 1777 recorded parish workhouses in operation at Lutterworth for up to 30 inmates, and at Gilmorton for 18.
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Meat was usually boiled, although by the 1880s, some workhouses served roast meat was usually boiled, although by the 1880s, some workhouses served roast meat.
Liverpool pioneered the use of trained nurses in workhouses through an experiment in 1865 funded by local philanthropist William Rathbone.
The reckless system of outdoor relief, which had pauperized whole neighborhoods, was abolished, and the system of unions and workhouses established (see Poon LAW).
The workhouses were designed to strictly segregate different types of inmate.
Often squalid and slackly administered with lavish dietaries Kent 's mixed workhouses did little to reduce the rates.Advertisement
Besides the prisons, which include one built on the cellular principle at Breda, the state supports three penal workhouses for drunkards and beggars.
Missions are also held in prisons and workhouses, at the invitation of the authorities.
Seven years before he had started a model farm at Frechine, where he demonstrated the advantages of scientific methods of cultivation and of the introduction of good breeds of cattle and sheep. Chosen a member of the provincial assembly of Orleans in 1787, he busied himself with plans for the improvement of the social and economic conditions of the community by means of savings banks, insurance societies, canals, workhouses, &c.; and he showed the sincerity of his philanthropical work by advancing money out of his own pocket, without interest, to the towns of Blois and Romorantin, for the purchase of barley during the famine of 1788.
As the director of votes thus doubtful, he was in a position to secure concessions that bettered the position of Catholics in regard to poor schools, reformatories and workhouses, and in the status of their army chaplains.
He desired that it should be applied to a fund for insurance and old age pensions for workmen and old people, to the lightening of the municipal taxes by state contributions to the schools and workhouses, to the abolition of the land taxes and of the obligation of keeping a horse and man for military service, and, lastly, to the improvement of the shipping trade; but the Riksdag decided to devote it to other objects, such as the payment of the deficit in the budget, the building of railways and augmentation of their material, as well as to improvements in the defences of the country.Advertisement
To the poor, Persians are unostentatiously generous; most of the rich have regular pensioners, old servants, or poor relations who live on their bounty; and though there are no workhouses, there are in ordinary times no deaths from starvation; and charity, though not organized, is general..
Workhouses were built by the Poor Law Unions, committees of mainly local grandees and clergy and paid for by local; taxation.
As the one of the main buildings of the communitiy, workhouses became symbols of class hostility and the obvious places to attack.
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Between 1881 and 1898 the chief increases took place in the endowments of hospitals; orphan asylums; infant asylums; poorhouses; almshouses; voluntary workhouses; and institutes for the blind.