Chester Courant 17th May 1794
Parishes contracted with those who were willing to make use of pauper labour. The contractor received a sum agreed upon. He fed, clothed, and housed the paupers, and took the profit of their labour
It would appear that the workhouse could be a dangerous place – for staff ! – as this 1897 newspaper report describes
A sad end for one of the inmates (Shrewsbury Chronicle Friday July 28th 1797)
The July 1813 edition of the Monthly Magazine & British Register contained the following snippet
It would appear that the House of Industry had a horse stolen in 1819. It was taken to Nottinghamshire and offered for sale at East Retford Fair. A number of people from Whitchurch attended the court case, reported below, in Nottingham.
Nine years later this advert appeared in a local newspaper
And again four years later, this time clothing is included in the contract