Workhouses were amongst the rioters' targets — on 22nd November, a mob assailed the Selborne parish workhouse, turned out the occupants, burned or smashed the fittings and furniture, and pulled off the roof.The following day, an even larger mob, including the Selborne rioters, did the same to the workhouse at nearby Headley.Later used more generally as an informal term for a paupers' or famine graveyard, especially associated with workhouse burial grounds.In recent years, there has been a growing campaign to protect bully's acre sites from redevelopment.In the 1840s, there was a public scandal when it was discovered that malnourished inmates at Andover workhouse had been fighting over scraps of rotting meat left on some bones they were supposed to be crushing. It was intended to provide interesting and useful occupation such as knitting, embroidery or lace-making for non-able-bodied workhouse inmates who spent long hours confined to bed or in day rooms.Training in the various crafts was provided by outside volunteers and the costs were initially borne by Lady Brabazon.
They were required to perform a task of work such as stone-breaking or oakum-picking being allowed to leave.
Groups or "families" of pauper children lived in 'villages' of purpose-built houses often set along a street or around a green.
Each house would have a house 'parent' looking after twenty or thirty children.
The ringleaders were later transported to Australia.
(See also Rebecca Riots.) A typical 'Swing' letter. The Casual Poor (usually known just as "Casuals") were those to which a workhouse gave temporary accommodation for one or two nights.
After our meeting I felt a bit tired as you rightly delved into great detail into all of the critical areas necessary for matchmaking. Looking forward to the process and some great dates.