Penn Bowling & Social Club
10 Manor Road
Wolverhampton, WV4 5PY
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About this event

Throughout the Victorian era, the country struggled with what to do with its poor. The Poor Law of 1834 saw to it that the poor were housed, fed and clothed in workhouses, institutions that have gained a terrible reputation.

The Seisdon Union was established for residents of Bobbington, Codsall, Enville, Himley, Kinver, Pattingham, Upper Penn, Lower Penn, Tettenhall, Trysull, Seisdon, Wombourne, Woodford Grange, and Rudge. Purpose built in 1860, the workhouse building stood in Trysull for almost a decade, but has largely been forgotten.

Join our founder and chair, Andy Sloane, for a look at the stories of those who lived in and ran this forgotten Staffordshire workhouse.


About the Venue

For 2024, we will be based at Penn Bowling Club, 10 Manor Road, Penn, Wolverhampton, WV4 5PY. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible, has good parking, toilet facilities and a bar. For users of public transport, the 15/16 bus routes along the Penn Road can be followed by a short walk up Manor Road to the venue.

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