BACK TO TOP COLLEGE ARCHIVES The Ripon College Archives is dedicated to preserving the history of Ripon College from its inception to the present.
It contains records, yearbooks, college newspapers, photographs, manuscripts, letters and other materials related to college history.
The origins of the workhouse can be traced to the Poor Law Act of 1388, which attempted to address the labour shortages following the Black Death in England by restricting the movement of labourers, and ultimately led to the state becoming responsible for the support of the poor.
But mass unemployment following the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the introduction of new technology to replace agricultural workers in particular, and a series of bad harvests, meant that by the early 1830s the established system of poor relief was proving to be unsustainable.
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Current issues are kept on the main floor of the library.In England and Wales a workhouse, colloquially known as a spike, was a place where those unable to support themselves were offered accommodation and employment.The earliest known use of the term dates from 1631, in an account by the mayor of Abingdon reporting that "wee haue erected wthn our borough a workehouse to sett poore people to worke".SENIOR SHOWCASE COLLECTION Papers in this digital collection include works presented at the Ripon College Senior Showcase.This online collection is part of an annual celebration of excellence across the liberal arts, with students’ work selected by their departments and presented in both oral presentation or poster format. Morgan Memorial Collection of Western Americana, donated by Mr.We have interest groups to meet like minded singles, free introduction messages, and many other features to find your match in North Yorkshire.