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Streets of London 1870 - 1900
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Map Detail of Covent Garden Workhouse

Workhouses usually had a hospital and Endell Street Workhouse had a ‘lying in hospital’. This was a hospital for women to give birth in. Zepherina Veitch was a midwife based there in the 1870s and she campaigned for midwifes to get proper qualifications and recognition, as well as better conditions for poor women to give birth.


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