Sweeping the yard

The women's work yard

Southwell Workhouse

This photograph shows (left to right) the schoolroom on the first floor and the women's wing of the workhouse at Southwell. The well is in the middle of the courtyard. The re-enactor had drawn water from the pump into the bucket and used the water to wet the courtyard which she was sweeping.

Photograph by Marjie Bloy