Workers, Diocesan Labour Home, Stafford,

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Date:1897 - 1898 (c.)

Description:The Diocesan Labour Home opened in 1891 on the corner of Austin Friars and Friars Terrace. The site was later occupied by the Police Garage, and in 2003 is a County Council depot.

The home kept unemployed men for up to three months whilst they found employment.
These men are sawing and chopping railway sleepers into kindling sticks. st Austin's Church can be seen in the background.

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Donor ref:SAMS Acc. No., P2001.13.3, img: 3359 (18/3662)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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