Latest Publication

A Place of Last Resort: History of the Fordingbridge Workhouse

Woorkhouse Cover


A Place of Last Resort: History of the Fordingbridge Workhouse tells the poignant story of the Workhouse and some of its' inmates from the C17 to the present day. The publication (the result of in-depth research by a small team of FHS members) sets the Workhouse in context, offers insights into the lives of the people who lived there, and shows the relationship between the community and its' less fortunate members.

There are many illustrations.

"Particularly impressive are the architect's plan's for the rebuilding in 1883 (even better in colour), including details of the drains!" - Local History News, No 146, Winter 2023.

Plan Workhouse 1885

Published: November 2022

ISBN 978-1-3999-2954-7

Price: £9.00 + £1.70 p&p. (please make cheques payable to Fordingbridge History Society).

Available from: The FHS Secretary, 1 Marbream Close, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1HW