Gressenhall & the HLF Bid

We all know that it would be foolish to let me anywhere near facts pertaining to grants, budgeting or The Like. Therefore I have prevailed upon Gressenhall's curator, Dr Megan Dennis, for the following sensible summary of what's happening:

'Gressenhall is the only workhouse site where visitors experience a unique combination of workhouse buildings, collections and archives. We are hoping to transform Gressenhall in our new re-development.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund over the next few months we will be exploring how we can improve our workhouse displays. Using recently revealed original accounts, we will tell the real stories of the people who lived and worked in the workhouse. Living the Workhouse Diet is one way that we are sharing our research.
Our new displays will explore the themes that make the workhouse story relevant today, including the treatment of the elderly and rural poverty. We will also develop an innovative online resource, enabling people to share their own workhouse stories. For more information please see the museum's website ('

An artist's sketch of what the new displays could look like
Thanks for that, Megan!

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