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The Workhouse 5

The deserving poor didn't have to work and had an allowance of tobacco, for the elderly and infirm poor the workhouse was probably their best option. For the able bodied the workhouse was designed to be a place they wouldn't want to stay, it was not an easy option and finding work was supposed to be preferable



The Workhouse 5

The deserving poor didn't have to work and had an allowance of tobacco, for the elderly and infirm poor the workhouse was probably their best option. For the able bodied the workhouse was designed to be a place they wouldn't want to stay, it was not an easy option and finding work was supposed to be preferable



comments (22)

Superb treatment Bill... this has been a great series... and this one the best of the lot....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter. I'm really pleased people have enjoyed it
Wow - that is sooooo cool!!! Terrific job Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Elizabeth. This picture is not twiddled........honestly
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Aug 2012, 06:40
A thought-provoking series, Bill - especially with this as the finale
Bill Phillips: I'm really pleased that people have enjoyed this series.
  • Richard T
  • Back in Leicester UK
  • 3 Aug 2012, 06:43
Politicians and deserving poor ... I'll think about that one.

Good series Bill.
Bill Phillips: They will never be one and the same though will they?
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Aug 2012, 07:26
So, not like welfare stamps then, Bill? I really like the ghost-like figure, drawing attention to working conditions of the past.
Bill Phillips: In a way it replaced the 19th century equivalent of welfare stamps which was costing the Parishes too much money.
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2012, 07:32
I understand the method behind this but I'm glad I didn't have to participate
Bill Phillips: i hope you never become one of the deserving poor Chris
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Aug 2012, 07:36
It seemed to be a kind of imprisonment/prison. and your photo captures this situation and feeling in an original way. I have to translate yet the expression 'deserving poor'.
Bill Phillips: You were allowed to leave if you asked permission. the deserving poor were those who were no longer able to work and had fallen on hard times through no fault of their own
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Aug 2012, 07:41
It is like the ghost are still living in the Workhouse...
Absolute fabulous series. One of your best (I might say)
Bill Phillips: I think that was the effect they were trying to achieve
Haunting series Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks John
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2012, 09:09
Excellent series Bill, and a fine closing image.
Bill Phillips: A couple of colour ones at the weekend but they are just a bit of fun
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Aug 2012, 10:35
Are you becoming more artistic or is it my imagination. I preferred it when you posted awful twiddled stuff, I could laugh then.
Bill Phillips: You are clearly hallucinating Chad
A great shot Bill and a really good series! As has already been said the ghostly image and effect of the window, as of a prison: the povery trap - powerful imagery! smile
Bill Phillips: Thanks Martin. I was pleased this one worked
Great series and info bill really enjoyed it.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Peter I'm really pleased that people have enjoyed this series
This is really marvelous and a likey for me.
Bill Phillips: i am honoured Mary smile
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2012, 13:42
Simply superb. In awe Bill. Grand Finale
Bill Phillips: Thanks SAVO, i really appreciate your comment
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Aug 2012, 14:42
Excellent - you workhouse series is not poor on likeys. Another one.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Louis. I'm really pleased that people have enjoyed this series
I see that the old workhouse also has ghosts! Nicely done, Bill
Bill Phillips: a place like this has to have ghosts Tom
A fine series Bill, we will definitely have to visit there, it is not a great distance away from us.
Bill Phillips: The workhouse and the Minster make a good day out Brian
Very interesting series.
Bill Phillips: Thank you. I'm pleased you found it interesting Jacquelyn
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2012, 21:33
You know you can't help thinking that a little hardship just may get the workshy trying that little harder to get work. Now I know that is not PC but we can't afford scroungers any longer.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps we should put some of the Bankers in here until they pay back the millions they have lost us?
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Aug 2012, 21:34
... oh, the photo is very arty.
Bill Phillips: Thank you
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Aug 2012, 06:39
Is this an "able bodied" bloke, Bill...looks more like a ghostly one to me?
Bill Phillips: He's a deserving poor

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