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Ore Workhouse

Postby brian_lawrance » Thu May 21, 2009 6:25 pm

My 3x great grandmother Elizabeth Goings nee Fellows died in the Union Workhouse in Ore in 1876. Can anyone tell me anything about the institution?

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Re: Ore Workhouse

Postby patvick » Thu May 21, 2009 9:31 pm

The workhouse used to be in Cackle Street,the name was later changed to Frederick Road,later used as a Sanatorium ? and the in the 1940's used as a Hospital,It closed in the 1980's ? and private houses built on the land,try Google Maps on this..I am sure that somebody wrote a book about this Institution,more information can be had from the local library..

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Re: Ore Workhouse

Postby sarah_jones » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:14 pm

Hi, That became St Helens Hospital, Frederick Road. I nursed there, wards 10,11and 12 were over the road from the main building and could be accessed without crossing the road by a tunnell, but we never used it on night duty coz of finding feet to trip over and roaches,lololol Those wards used to be the old dorms, it had a chapel and I'm lead to believe Catherine Cookson (author) was also there in the laundry at one point. While it was a hospital it steered to nursing more elderly people and some were often heard to say "Don't know why I'm here because I can pay". That age group would have well remembered it as the "Workhouse"

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Re: Ore Workhouse/Frederick Road

Postby sue_acott » Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:30 pm

My Grandfather William Richard Stace was born 10th October 1908 in the workhouse Frederick Rd Hastings - I cannot trace him in the 1911 census - found his Mother Lizzie Stace but not him- she was not married at the time but she later married an Ernest Havilland Hook (KIA WW1 April 1917) - and she died Xmas day 1915 after she had been dancing in the street. William died in 1984 in Ashford Kent - long before I started the family tree. were there any orphanages etc in the area at that time? his uncle Fred Stace ( a fish hawker in Hastings) Aunt Laura Ellen Lee (known as Nellie) and his 7 cousins lived in Crown Cottages Hastings and later moved to Post Office Passage,I believe the Staces moved to Ashford just before or around the early 1920's, although some family did return to Hastings in later years, thanks I await in anticipation for any info. Sue

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Ore Workhouse

Postby bwhorwill47 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:42 pm

My Great Aunt, Emily Simpson was in the Hastings Workhouse / Mount Pleasant Hospital from 1922 to 1972!

I have her death certificate but unable to find her grave – it will be a pauper's grave as no contact with family.

No record of her grave in Hastings Crematorium - any idea where she would have been buried?

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Ore Workhouse

Postby bwhorwill47 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:44 pm

Would like to see this book:

St. Helen's Hospital, Hastings (1837-1994) "Paupers to Pacemakers", by Don Valentine and others, published 2000 (80 pp., Rosewell Publishing, ISBN-10: 0953790126 & ISBN-13: 9780953790128)

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