From Workhouse Records: Sturminster Newton Workhouse to Newfoundland

Sometimes an entry in an account book can unlock an amazing history that deserves to be shared. Especially when it is the journey of children of Dorset rural workers admitted to the poor house on the death of their mother who then get shipped to Newfoundland and make a success of their lives.


Dorset History Centre have kindly published a two part blog of my lock down research. Read further at: https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/dorset-history-centre-blog/2021/07/09/from-workhouse-records-sturminster-newton-workhouse-to-newfoundland-part-1/ and https://news.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/dorset-history-centre-blog/2021/07/12/from-workhouse-records-sturminster-newton-workhouse-to-newfoundland-part-2/ .



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