Conference : Poverty "You have the poor with you always"

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Saturday, 8 October, 2022 - 09:45 to 15:30

Surrey Local History Committee

A Committee of Surrey Archaeological Society

Registered Charity 272098


"You have the poor with you always"

Saturday 8 October 2022
at Surrey History Centre 130, Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND
9.55 am to 3.30 pm

9.30 am. Registration

9.55 am Welcome   Gerry Moss Chairman of Surrey Local History Committee

10.00 am. Catherine Ferguson (Research Associate, University of Cambridge)

Those that “pinch and suffer want”. The treatment of the poor in post-Restoration Surrey: a tapestry of local variation.

10.40 am Coffee or tea

11.10 am  Judy Hill (Freelance lecturer and researcher)

Rethinking the Old Poor Law once seen as profligate, extravagant and grievously flawed in 1834. Fact or fiction?

11.50 am Paul Carter ( National Archives)

".. consequently a question thus arises whether I am, or not, to Starve?” Lives and Letters of the Nineteenth Century Poor

12.30 pm Lunch (coffee and tea available)

1.55 pm Presentation of the Gravett Award

2.00 pm Viv Bennet (Charlotteville Jubilee Trust, The Spike, Guildford)

Spike Lives – Stories of Inmates at Guildford Workhouse in 1881

2.40 pm  Martin Stilwell (Volunteer Researcher at Surrey History Centre)

Quality housing for deserving workers. Building high quality council housing for the ex-servicemen and workers of Surrey after WW1.

3.20 pm  Discussion and closing remarks

3.30 pm Close

Coffee or tea are included. Please make your own arrangements for lunch. It is recommended to bring a packed lunch as there are no cafes near the Surrey History Centre.

Please book online using the Book tab above or print out the flyer for postal tickets. Tickets may be available on the day at £18.00.

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Postal Address: 
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6ND