Children’s workhouses in East London and Essex. Thu 21st April 2022

John Walker on ‘Children’s workhouses in East London and Essex in the late 19th century.

From the 1850s overcrowded east London areas built workhouses specifically for children in the then Essex countryside, in Forest Gate, East Ham, Leytonstone, Brentwood and Hornchurch. Based on his recent book, author John Walker examines them, the conditions in which their children lived, along with changes that transformed them.

Image shows boys from the Forest Gate institution in the 1890s.

This and future talks hosted by Chingford Historical Society will incur a £3 charge for non-members. Annual membership is just £10 per person or £15 for two at the same address.

Existing members have been emailed with details of how to obtain a free ticket.

Chingford Historical Society is a registered charity (Charity number: 281623) and all proceeds from the sale of tickets minus Eventbrite fees will go direct to the charity.

Many of the online talks on different aspects of Chingford’s history given since spring 2020 can be viewed on their YouTube channel

A Chingford Historical Society event.