The 1881 Census transcript for Hay Union Workhouse, Breconshire, Wales is a free site with a history of the workhouse in Lampeter, Cardiganshire and a transcribed index of the staff and inmates at the Lampeter workhouse from the 1881 census.

 
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Workhouses were traditionally places where the working poor and those unable to sufficiently support themselves were offered a place to live and work in exchange for food and shelter. By the end of the 19th century, they hosted many of the elderly and infirm instead of less fortunate working people.
 
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Workhouses.org.uk is a site authored by Peter Higginbotham and has records from Workhouses across the UK including England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Watch “The History of the Workhouse with Peter Higginbotham” at FindMyPast for a history of the Workhouses or visit his website and see the books he’s published.

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