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History: Poor relief



For Want of a Loaf

The story of Thorncombe agricultural Labourer James Hockey’s suicide following the loss of his poor relief . Drawn from correspondence  between the Poor Law Commission and the Guardians of Axminster Workhouse catalogued by local volunteers.

by  Eve Higgs


Thorncombe’s Workhouse

Where School House got its name.

by Eve Higgs

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