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Task

3a How many inmates were in the workhouse?

3b Choose one day and work out what food was consumed in the workhouse?

3c Were the inmates of the workhouse getting a healthy diet? What was wrong with the diet?

Are there any signs that the matron realised that the diet was not good enough?

Look back at sources 1 and 2 and think about what you have learnt from source 3.

3d Do these sources suggest that the Overseers had made a serious attempt to reform the workhouse after Thomas Tatham's letters?

3e If you were in charge of the workhouse, what changes would you make to improve the conditions? Source 4



This is the dietary for the Huddersfield Workhouse. This was the list of meals that were supplied to the inmates of the workhouse.

Catalogue ref: MH 12/15070; The Dietary for the Huddersfield Workhouse
(Catalogue ref: MH12/15070)