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From: "Jan" <>
Subject: Re: [STS] West Bromwich Union Workhouse
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 22:18:24 -0000
This is excellent information, great.
I think I'll still go visit that librarian though just to see if I can
squeeze some info out. Tony's idea of seeing the administrator is also
excellent, and I'll do this as soon as they're back into work.
Interesting about Smethwick, as they were part of the Kings Norton union!!
On the A-Z map, you can see Hallam Hospital to the west of Hallam Street,
then just past this continuing on Hallam Street there is the Sandwell
District Hospital. From what I can make out from the map, the Maternity
Department may well have been the workhouse, which is next door to the
refectory. The Sandwell District Hospital is a newish high rise building a
little further west, but access road is still from Hallam Street.
I'll let everybody know when I've been on my interrogation mission :-)
Happy New Year
> I was researching West Brom Union Workhouse last year. I got a lot of good
> help on the subject but it all ended in disappointment when I discovered
> Smethwick Archives that the workhouse records appear to have been
> in a fire during WW2.
> The exact location of the workhouse is featured on the West Bromwich 1902
> Old OS Map (Staffs Sheet 68.10) available from Alan Godfrey Maps,
> (UK). Tel: 01912 761155 @ £2.45 + P&P (Price from last year). According to
> the map (of which I have a copy), the vast workhouse complex was situated
> the west side of Hallum Street. I don't know how this relates to the
> location of the modern hospitals.
> Please include me in any information you discover as I am very interested
> the subject.
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