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19 January 1907: Workhouse man sent to farm colony

PUBLISHED: 13:13 25 January 2007 | UPDATED: 14:25 07 September 2010

Hampstead Workhouse are to send an able-bodied man to the Lingfield Farm Colony in Surrey where he will be taught how to work on a farm. Some previous experiments in this direction have proved very successful. A female inmate at the workhouse is put on br

Hampstead Workhouse are to send an able-bodied man to the Lingfield Farm Colony in Surrey where he will be taught how to work on a farm. Some previous experiments in this direction have proved very successful.

A female inmate at the workhouse is put on bread and water for two meals for refusing to work. It has a beneficial effect. She returns to her work after one day.

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