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The minutes of the governing committee of the House of Industry are weekly accounts of the most basic functioning of the house.  The first two volumes of the accounts have mysteriously disappeared, so the series held by the Norfolk Record Office starts with volume 3, which runs from 1780-1782.  The series covers the period through the transformation of the Union Workhouse period of 1834-6.  Each week’s meeting minutes includes the names of the “Directors” and “Acting Guardians” who attended, lists inmates admitted, discharged or granted leaves of absence; notes out-relief provided by parish overseers of the poor, especially medical assistance, and notes any orders made by the governors.  We plan to post the series, but for now, we have uploaded images from the volumes that correspond to the dates of the spinning books.

Forehoe Hundred - House of Industry Minute Book 1802-1805

Forehoe Hundred - House of Industry Minute Book 1802-1805 back cover image 1

Norfolk Record Office [NRO] c/gp_8/13

Forehoe Hundred - House of Industry Minute Book 1805-1807

Forehoe Hundred - House of Industry Minute Book 1805-1807 p564-565 image 1

Norfolk Record Office [NRO] c/gp_8/14

Forehoe Hundred - House of Industry Minute Book 1807-1809

Forehoe Hundred - House of Industry Minute Book 1807-1809 back cover image 1

Norfolk Record Office [NRO] c/gp_8/15