life in the work house

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  • Food in the Workhouse
  • I want better food!
  • Punishments
  • No! Sir Please!
  • Type of Work
  • Im so tired... Save Me!
  • Food in the work house wasn't vey nice. for breakfast they would eat 7oz of bread, one and a half pints of gruel. For lunch they are offered one and a half pints of beef and vegetable soup. For Dinner they get 6oz of bread and 2oz of cheese. However you would only get food if you work for the whole day.
  • Types of work continued
  • A scold's bridle was a particularly unpleasant form of punishment. A woman would have been forced to sit in full view of the other inmates wearing the bridle which prevented her from speaking.
  • Womens work
  • One of the jobs were to break rocks using a large hammer, this was called stonebreaking. The pieces of rock had to be small enough to go through a 1½ inch heavy-weight sieve - just under 4 cm. This work was for the casuals that were men. These men were able men.
  • Rules
  • Any pauper who shall neglect to observe such of the regulations herein contained as are applicable to and binding on him:- Or who shall make any noise when silence is ordered to be kept Or shall use obscene or profane language Or shall by word or deed insult or revile any person Or shall threaten to strike or to assault any person Or shall not duly cleanse his person Or shall refuse or neglect to work, after having been required to do so Or shall pretend sickness Or shall play at cards or other games of chance SHALL BE DEEMED DISORDERLY
  • Another job was to tease out the strands of worn-out rope from ships, so that the fibres could be used for other purposes. This work might sound easy but it definitley wasn't. A tool like a large nail was used. The ropes were tarred, and therefore gritty, so made fingers bleed.
  • Owwwww!
  • The women however had to do the cooking and washing. They had to prepare all of the the food and wash everything that needed washing.
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