Workhouse project exhibition and book

There’s an exhibition on the Christ Church (Stonegravels) Workhouse and Pauper Grave Project from Monday 11 to Monday 18 July in Chesterfield Library, 11 am to 3 pm. (closed Sunday). This also marks the publication of a book on the same subject

Many hours of research have gone into tracing just some of those who lived and indeed died in the former Chesterfield Poor Law Union Workhouse on Newbold Road – latterly Scarsdale Hospital. The Chesterfield union included Brimington and our group recently heard a talk on the project including some stories of the residents at the workhouse. Christ Church was the burial place of most of its occupants who died there.

To find out more visit the project’s website at

The exhibition will be officially opened by the Mayor of Chesterfield on Monday 11 July at 11 am.

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