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Visit: The Spike Heritage Centre, Guildford

Matthew Alexander & John Redpath

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Dates

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Times

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm


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Cost

Members - £11.00 Non-members - £13.00

Reference

V073

On the periphery of Guildford, the Guildford Union Workhouse stands as a testament to the current welfare system. Built in 1838 as a result of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, it housed the forgotten classes of Edwardian England – the poor, the infirm, the ill and the destitute. Join our guides Matthew Alexander and John Redpath, as they take you on a private tour of the workhouse. See a working cell and discover what a vagrant had to do to earn his keep, explore the lives of the Spike inmates, learn about the treatment of the homeless, past and present and experience the sights, sounds and smells of a Casual’s Ward. After the tour there will be an opportunity for further discussion as you enjoy a cream tea.

Please note: the Spike is an historic building and is dark and damp in places. Visitors are encouraged to wear practical clothing and footwear.


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