History of Wigan (Help with ancient and recent history.)
Don't know if this thread still going. Yeh thowd work were imposing and dark and I walked past it everyday on my way to work at Walmsleys.But I think you should know not all treatment were harsh all the time. My dad worked there in 1930s as a male ward dogsbody. His job was to look after the tramps that turned up. He had to help bathe them, re-clothe them and get rid of their old flee infested clothes. We used to get tramps turning up at home asking for mi dad and looking for help and nobody went away empty handed.
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