Workhouse Voices – Creative Writing Competition
To enter the creative competition, you will need to write a short story which describes life in a Victorian workhouse or an experience of the Poor Law.
Drawing your inspiration from the real people who wrote the letters in the new online collection: Workhouse Voices: What did paupers say about the Poor Law?
In the words of those who wrote these letters it was a harsh, difficult, inhumane experience:
- ‘They put soap in the provisions that dogs will not eat’
- ‘If any of our parents bring anything, we are not allowed to have it’
- ‘Take me out of this workhouse, I do not like to be in here’
Find out more information in the document below