Fulham Union Talk

22 January, 2014

A strong audience turned out on Tuesday 14 Jan despite the weather and the Fulham FC crowds to hear Michael Hill give his very detailed presentation of the records he has found in both the London Metropolitan Archive (LMA) and the The National Archive (TNA).

aerial view of workhouse in 1849

Fulham Workhouse 1849
http://www.workhouses.org

Sadly we exhausted the time available before Michael’s material but it gave us a taste of the history of care for the poor from Elizabethan times up until the beginning of the last century. ¬†His presentation included extracts of original documents, instances of individuals in care and the petty political machinations of rival Parishes. ¬†Clearly he has a lot more to tell and we hope that he will use the society to publish his work so that we can understand more of the history of Charing Cross hospital site and similarly the Hammersmith Hospital.

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