Going further - Workhouses (task 5, p. 209)

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Workhouses continued to exist right up until the 1970s, although by then they were generally renamed “public assistance institutions”. Some famous people have spent at least some of their childhood in the workhouse, like, for example, Charlie Chaplin and the explorer Henry Morton Stanley. Read about or listen to the experiences of these and other former workhouse inmates.