Dorset Workhouses and Poor Law Unions
The Poor Law Unions classified as being within Dorset are Beaminster, Blandford Forum, Bridport, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Wareham and Purbeck, Weymouth, Wimborne and Cranborne.
Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy
Workhouses, List of those visited in 1867
With Name of the Workhouse and numbers of
insane, idiotic, and imbecile inmates P255 J
|Source: From PP 1867/68 Vol XXXI pp 1-301
Twenty Second Report of the Commissioners in Lunacy to the Lord Chancellor. Submitted by Alan Longbottom
"Echoes of the Century"
A century of the Daily Echo newspaper.
A homeless Woman charged with lodging in the open air in Dean Park Road is discharged on promising to go to the workhouse.
Mr J. E. Cooper Dean, of Littledown, is thrown from his coach while driving to the Christchurch Board of Guardians. His horses are frightened by passing cyclists at Iford Bridge. Mr Cooper Dean, not seriously injured walks back to Littledown.
George Stevens of no fixed abode admits using obscene language in
Christchurch Road, Boscombe, and is fined 5s with 3d costs.
The new Poole Hospital in the Long Fleet Road is opened by Lady Wimborne. She expresses the hope that Poole will "ever maintain the Hospital so worthy of the Town"
The almshouse folk at Witchampton and Long Crichel receive a Christmas Gift from Lady Alington of Tea, Sugar and a piece of Gold, plus tobacco for the Men. The poor each get 5cwt of coal.
Clare Adams of Winton, is charged at Bournemouth Police Court with being a Lunatic wandering at large and not under proper control. in Queens Road, Westbourne. She is sent to an Asylum in Salisbury.
Female vagrants at Poole Workhouse are provided with mattresses instead of just wooden beds.
The Mont Dore Hotel in Central Bournemouth is commandeered as part of the War effort and becomes a Hospital.
King George V pays a visit to Brockenhurst Hospital where dozens of injured Indian Soldiers are being treated.
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