Workhouse Connections – Were your family in the Workhouse? Family History Event 24 & 25 Feb 2015

January 23, 2015 10:39 am Published by Workhouse Connections-Family History Event, Ripon  Fri 24 February and Sat 25 February 2015   1 IN 10 PEOPLE HAVE AN ANCESTOR WHO WAS IN A WORKHOUSE. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM? Discover if there are any workhouse connections in your family history and find out more about your relative’s experiences.   Take a close look at original workhouse records, find out more about using archives and hear from leading experts in both family research and workhouse history.  Walk in the footsteps of previous inmates and enjoy a special guided tour of one of the best preserved Workhouse sites in the country.   This event brings together experts including Peter Higgenbotham, who is a familiar figure from TV shows such as Heir Hunters and Who Do You Think You Are? and Piers Dudgeon, a biographer who made the shocking discovery that author Barbara Taylor-Bradford’s grandmother had spent time in Ripon Workhouse.   Venue: Ripon Workhouse Museum, Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, England HG4 1LE   Cost: £180 per person which include lunch and refreshments as well as a 3 course dinner on Friday night.. More info: or Tel 01765 690799

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