Tales From The Archive


I found this letter this morning tucked into one of our Children’s Admission Books.  William John Delaney was admitted to the Poor House on 12th December 1876.  His case was considered on 9th December 1876 despite a motion being raised to suspend all child admissions due to lack of funds.  The motion was defeated and twelve children were admitted which included William’s sister Sarah Jane Delaney. Sarah Jane was aged 12 ⅔ according to the Admission book.  No reason is given in either the Minutes or the Admission Book as to why it was necessary for Sarah Jane and William to [...]