Poverty and want in past times

This collection of short articles highlights the treatment of the poor and destitute in St Albans over the centuries and was researched and written by members of the Society for an exhibition in the St Albans Museum.

If you'd like to find out more about the historical treatment of people excluded from mainstream society by reason of mental illness, infectious diseases, disability, or identification as criminal, vagrant, unemployed or feckless, you can read Maggie Davidson's paper on Institutions and Places for 'Excluded' People.