Deborah Collins: The History of Workhouses

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Kent History and Library Centre, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME141LQ

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History of the Workhouse with Deborah Collins

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Deborah Collins: The History of Workhouses and How They Reflected Changes in Society

The editor of a website on Kent workhouses looks at how the workhouse, both the physical buildings and the running of them, changed with social and cultural developments.

Deborah Collins is a local historian specialising in the study of Kent Poor Law Unions and their interaction with the local community. She has a website on Kent Poor Law Unions and related topics. 

 

 

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Centre is on the A229, on the 2nd roundabout between junction 6 of the M20 and Maidstone town centre.

Free designated parking for Blue Badge holders at the front of the building. 27 pay and display parking spaces near the library on James Whatman Way. Nearest long stay car park at the Maidstone East Station or Fremlin Walk. 

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Maidstone East.

Bus routes 101, 150 and 155 stop at the side of the building. 

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