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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Dickens Workhouse Saved
It doesn't look like much but this was an 18th century workhouse said to have inspired Charles Dickens to write Oliver Twist. At the time, a young Dickens lived just nine doors away.
The run down building had been slated for demolition but Britain's Heritage Minister intervened at the last minute to preserve what he described as "an eloquent reminder of one of the grimmer aspects of London's 18th-century history''.