On the Road: First-hand accounts of visits to workhouse casual wards from Somerset to Yorkshire (1928-35)

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'On the Road' makes available in a single volume three major first-hand accounts of visits to the casual wards (overnight accommodation for tramps, vagrants and other wayfarers) at dozens of English workhouses between 1928 and 1935. Its shocking revelations about the treatment of the inmates of these institutions led to material improvements in conditions. The book includes an introduction to the casual ward by Peter Higginbotham, a well-known author and researcher on the the workhouse system.

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Peter Higginbotham is a longstanding researcher and author on the workhouse and related institutions. As well as books such as 'The Workhouse Encyclopedia', 'Voices from the Workhouse' and 'A Grim Almanac of the Workhouse', he is the author of the highly regarded website workhouses.org.uk. He has also contributed to TV programmes such as 'Who Do You Think You Are?' and '"Heir Hunters'.

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