Workhouse Project

Docking Union Workhouse
Docking Union Workhouse

We would like to record the details of every person who is in the Docking workhouse on the night of each census from 1841 up to 1911. Our aim is to give them a voice and a place in our local history.

The research will be done mostly on the internet, using Family Search, Ancestry and Find My Past.

There were on average 100 people in the Workhouse census each year, so there are around 800 people to research.

If you would like to help please contact Helena Aldis, who is co-ordinating the project. She will give you more information and allocate you some Workhouse residents to research.

Have a look at the work we’ve already done, which will be put on to a new web page when all censuses have been documented:

Docking workhouse 1871

Docking workhouse 1881