Last chance this year to see ex­hi­bi­tion...

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

ROTHLEY’S Work­house Ex­hi­bi­tion opens its doors for the last time this sum­mer sea­son on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 14, be­tween 1pm and 4pm at the Ceme­tery Chapel in Mountsor­rel Lane, Rothley.

The Ceme­tery Chapel it­self is worth a visit, an in­ter­est­ing ex­am­ple of late Vic­to­rian ex­pertly laid brick­work. Visi­tors to open days through the sum­mer have been met by a Work­house Mas­ter and a Ma­tron in Cos­tume.

They have steered visi­tors through the story of the Poor Law, which led to the for­ma­tion of the Bar­row Upon Soar Poor Law Union in 1837 and the open­ing of its Work­house in Rothley in 1840.

Of no­table in­ter­est have been the 40 video clips made from spe­cially com­mis­sioned art­work by il­lus­tra­tor Terry Lewis. Twenty clips fea­ture the way the Poor Law and the Work­house sys­tem op­er­ated.

The other 20 video clips fea­ture imag­ined images of real peo­ple re­searched by a group of vol­un­teers brought to­gether by the Rothley Her­itage Trust.

Other vol­un­teers recorded the scripted voices be­hind these pau­per images.

Visi­tors to the ex­hi­bi­tion can use a touch-screen

mon­i­tor to se­lect and hear and watch the video clips.

Ad­mis­sion to this Lot­tery-funded project is free, and park­ing is at the Catholic Church op­po­site in Mountsor­rel Lane, Rothley.

More in­for­ma­tion from Terry Shep­pard on 0116 230 2931.

Rothley’s Work­house Ex­hi­bi­tion opens its doors for the last time this sum­mer sea­son on Sun­day.

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