Exploring Victorian Britain at Southwell Workhouse

TOURISM in North Nottinghamshire has a rich legacy with many famous attractions on offer, with Southwell Workhouse offering a fascinating tour down the decades.

The Workhouse formed part of a major social experiment in Victorian Britain to cure the nation’s problem with poverty.

And in this interesting audio guide, presenter Stephen Thirkill finds out more about what it was like to live in the daunting Workhouse and how the institution divided families.

To listen to the episode, simply click on the play link.

If you like this episode, why not buy a copy of the Chad Audio Guides CD?

The CD takes people on tours around seven of the region’s premier tourist attractions and beauty spots and is now on sale.

Each individual guide lasts between 25 and 40 minutes, with Southwell Workhouse, Newstead Abbey, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall, King’s Mill Reservoir, Teversal Trails and Clumber Park the featured attractions.

The show is presented by Chad journalist, and lover of all things outdoor, Stephen Thirkill.

Said Stephen: “Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire has a rich and vibrant tourist industry and many attractions and people to be very proud of.

“It was fantastic to find out so much more about all these places.

“What I loved the most was discovering all the stories behind the buildings and finding out about people such as Bess of Hardwick and Lord Byron who helped put these places on the map.

“It is stories and characters such as these that really help to bring the history of the region alive.

“The guides were so passionate and knowledgeable, it was a pleasure to be shown around by them.

“I hope their enthusiasm shines through and encourages people listening to the CDs to get out and about and see for themselves what we have on our doorstep.”

This great triple CD is now on offer for only £7.99.

So to get your copy call The Chad on 01623 450292 or email stephen.thirkill@chad.co.uk.