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Talk, Wed 13 Nov 2019, free entry


This workshop is designed for those interested in finding their way around 19th century poor law and workhouse archives. This includes family, local and social historians as well as archivists employed at local archives. It will look at the myriad of poor law records generated during this time and how they interlink to give a more rounded view of the experience of the nineteenth century poor/pauper.Examples will be taken from the poor law collection at The National Archives as well as the collections found in country, borough and local record offices.
Natalie Carter, from the joint “In Their Own Write” project (The National Archives and the University of Leicester) will show how records can be located and used via a set of detailed case studies.

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Event details

Dates Times
Wed 13 Nov 2019 12:00 to 17:00


Free entry



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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
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