What’s On at Midland Ancestors –
Birmingham: The Wednesbury Workhouse and the Parish Poor
Sat 7th October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm BSTFree
The Wednesbury Workhouse and the Parish Poor: 1750-1900
Presenter – Keith Robinson
The talk will tell the stories of people whose voices are often unheard. It will reveal the lives of those who were in the Wednesbury Workhouse and in that of neighbouring West Bromwich. It will look at the children who were indentured as parish apprentices, the people who claimed outdoor relief and the men women and children who tried to claim settlement in the town. Why had they fallen on hard times? What became of them? The presentation will reveal some astonishing stories that take us all over the Black Country, the U.K. and the world.’
Keith is a local historian and author of several books related to the Black Country. He also volunteers at the Black Country Museum.
Taking place in the BMI, the John Peek Room on the first floor.