Workhouses in Ipswich Wow, really impressed with this story of the workhouse's in Ipswich. Find the link on this page: https://www.facebook.com/HistoricIpswichuk I'm with Historic Ipswich (UK) Tweet Comments Showing 5 of 5 Reg S 6 months ago i actually worked at the spike or the workhouse there were cows on the field but near the nurses home there was a brick wall with a grill in it where the inmates sat broke up rubble top be used for rubble also the tramps use a old building for a doss house and by god the smell it was methylated spirits, the gate house is still there the old boiler house itinerants had to shovel to the boiler house for bed and breakfast there still a few bits of the old set up are still there Historic Ipswich (UK) 6 months ago Thanks Reg S, just the sort of thing we are all interested in. It's hard to visualise a field of cows so close to the town centre! I'm with Historic Ipswich (UK) Historic Ipswich (UK) 6 months ago When and how long did you work there for? I'm with Historic Ipswich (UK) Historic Ipswich (UK) 6 months ago And here is the link to that page Reg S: http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Ipswich/ I'm with Historic Ipswich (UK) Reg S 6 months ago i came under the I B C C i am afraid dates are not the best of my subjects but at 80 years young some thing stick, my good wife reckon 60 to 63 but i remember the wage was just over £4 18 s and E T U had just secured a mind boggling increase up to £7 00 a week but my luck was no good as the council said no you do not come under E T U but N I J C so i had to leave though really love working at HEATH RDSome of the names The chief was Mr Walton no 2 Mr Scot? then Freddy North Rolly Long Last but least me Reg s the only Electrician there was a wicket winter while i was there even the Ball cocks froze ANY one remember Sister Peck Children's ward Sister Harper Theatre young E Trafford i I also worked on the Mat block for Turners of St Helens PS talking of cows there was dairy farm at the end Gypswke rd Brooks sand pit Jefferies pit just round the corner up Ancaster Rd into Kesteven Rdwill come back if you so require R S Comments are closed. Why not start a new conversation?