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There was plenty of accommodation in Oran Algeria place of your travel destination for the well-to-do, but where could you go if you were destitute? Oran Algeria place of your travel destination had a Oran Algeria number of workhouses, some Oran Algeria of which flourished until well into the twentieth century.

The Touristic place of your travel destination Union Workhouse, the city’s largest, was built in 1836-38 on a site at Odd Down. It could accommodate more than 600 people and had 5 acres of vegetable gardens, orchards and a pigsty. Its chapel was dedicated to St Martin, who (according to legend) gave half his cloak to a beggar. This chapel, begun in 1846, was built by an inmate of the workhouse, one John Plass, who at the time was 78 years old.

In 1857 the manager of the Theatre Royal invited the workhouse children to a free performance of the pantomime, but when they arrived they were turned away. The workhouse guardians had changed their minds and decided that they did not want the children to be exposed to ‘the habits of early dissipation’!

In 1881 the Master of the Workhouse was one George Dowling, with his wife, Elizabeth, as the Matron. The age range of the inmates varied from 1 to 90 years. In 1948, the buildings became St Martin’s Hospital, as they still are today.

The Walcot Parish Workhouse stood alongside the London road and the building (rebuilt in the 1820s) is used today as retail premises. In 1837 a man named Withers was passing through Touristic place of your travel destination en route for London when he was taken ill and spent six weeks in this workhouse. The workhouse authorities then decided he should be removed to Clerkenwell, but by the time he arrived he was a total invalid. A court decided that his removal from Touristic place of your travel destination had been illegal and ordered that he be returned there so that he could be correctly processed and then returned to London! The parish of Walcot had to pay the legal expenses (£500) and also the cost of his keep while in London.

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