Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk
The Guiltcross Union Workhouse, designed by William Thorold, was erected in 1836-7 at Kenninghall, Norfolk. After its closure in 1902 the site was acquired by the Rev Harold Burden and reopened in 1904 as the Eastern Counties or East Harling Inebriates Reformatory for treating alcoholics. The site housed German prisoners during the First World War.
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Survivors of the Empress of Ireland
Survivors of the Empress of Ireland. 1. Mr Edward Bamford, junior wireless operator on the Empress of Ireland. 2. The Rev J. Wallet, of the United Methodist Church, Westcliff-On-Sea. 3. Mr Rowland Ferguson, Senior wireless operator on the Empress of Ireland. 4. Mr J W Langley, a rancher of Canford, British Coloumbia. 5. Mr Norman Bandmaster on Board the Empress of Ireland. 6. Miss Gracie Hannagan Daughter of Bandmaster Hannagan, of the Salvation Army, Toronto. 7. Mr J D White, seventh engineer on the Empress of Ireland. 8. Mr J Fergus Duncan, of Messrs Kimber, Bull and Duncan Solicitors, 6 old jewry. 9. Mr J Grant, Electrician on Empress of Ireland.
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The Leaders of the Leicester Unemployed Pilgrimage to London
The Leaders of the Leicester Unemployed Pilgrimage to London (Mr George White, Rev F Lewis Donaldson and Mr Amos Sheriff). On 4th June 1905, 497 unemployed men from the city of Leicester marched to London to protest against the lack of employment opportunities; one of the most momentous events in the history of the city's working class. Two of the three men pictured on this card went on to be hugely successful. Amos Sherriff would become Mayor of Leicester in 1922 and the Rev Donaldson, vicar of St Mark's Church, became a Canon of Westminster Abbey. The other march-leader was George Sticky White, secretary of the Unemployed Committee, called 'Sticky' because he walked everywhere with a stick. Despite his disability, he walked all the way to London with the others but for reason unknown he only received little fanfare when he returned to Leicester. He sadly committed suicide in the 1920s. In relation to the march, The Times newspaper rather savagely reported: A walk to London, especially if food and shelter on the way are provided free, will always be attractive to the restless, the shiftless, or the simpletons among the unemployed and unemployable. This form of menace must be resisted. They must be assured their walk proves nothing. !! Date: 1905
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