The Workhouse at Southwell is well known as the most complete example of its kind. Currently presented as it would have been in 1840s, the National Trust property is now seeking information about the later stages of its development.
Volunteer researchers and oral historians have already helped piece together the details and stories which help bring The Workhouse to life for visitors. Now they would like to try to find out more about another aspect of social welfare provision and are asking local people for help.
During the twentieth century The Workhouse site was known as Greet House and had expanded to include an infirmary, hospital, isolation hospital and children’s home serving the local area and further afield.
Gathering local people’s recollections is an integral part of better understanding The Workhouse’s recent history. In particular, we would like to discover more about an isolation hospital at Galley Hill, just off the road between Southwell and Upton. Do you remember Galley Hill in the years after the hospital had gone or even remember it as Baylis House? If so, please do contact us by phone on 01636 817260 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Even if you can’t help directly you might be interested in coming to the Discover Greet House event on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September from 12noon-4pm and explore the old infirmary building on a self-led tour.
PHOTO: Greet House Nurses in the 1920s (courtesy of the Todd family)