Local poverty – Museum of Richmond exhibition.
The Museum of Richmond hosts an exhibition on poverty in the borough. Despite being a wealthy borough there has, of course, always been poverty in Richmond. So what help was there for the poor and destitute locally? The latest exhibition at the Museum of Richmond looks at how poverty affected those local residents who weren’t lucky enough to live in large houses around Richmond Green. The poorest were were sent to the Richmond Workhouse (pictured), where they had to work in difficult conditions for long hours. And while older residents may have been helped by the numerous almshouses, they had to adhere to strict rules, with little prospect of improvement.
Museum of Richmond Tue Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 11-4pm. museumofrichmond.com