Who owned Victorian workhouses?

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The staff in a workhouse were:

-A Master

-A Matron

-A Medical Officer

-A Chaplain

-A Porter


-A School TeacherHope this helped! :D

  • a Master
  • a Matron
  • a Medical Officer
  • a Chaplain
  • a porter
  • a school-teacher
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What laws where made for children in Victorian times?

the life for children the Victorian times was cruel brutal and just plain discriminating because all children had to work

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What was it like living in Victorian workhouses?

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