Photos from Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Service's post B(HH)401 is the diary of Mrs Annie Bosworth from the 1880s.It is mostly about her children, and the initial entries are written as if by her firstbo...Later Additions: Barford (from 1862), Beanfield Lawns (from 1863), Great Weldon (from 1896), Little Weldon (from 1896).The population falling within the (original) Union at the 1831 census had been 15,464 with parishes ranging in size from Glendon (population 44) to Kettering itself (4,099).The documents provided lots of useful information to fill gaps in my family story, but what made my visit really special was coming across a photograph of my great grandparents taken in the 1920s.
The town was at one time known locally as "Little Scotland" due to the large number of Scottish migrant workers who came to Corby for its steelworks.
The average annual poor-rate expenditure for the period 1833-5 had been £15,754 or £1.0s.4½d. Kettering Union workhouse, built in 1837-8 to designs by George Gilbert Scott who was the architect of many other workhouse buildings including ones for the nearby Northampton and Oundle Unions.
The Poor Law Commissioners authorised an expenditure of £5,000 on construction of the building which was intended to accommodate up to 250 inmates. From 1904, to protect them from disadvantage in later life, the birth certificates for those born in the workhouse gave its address just as 77 London Road, Kettering. Between 19, the former workhouse was known as St Helen's Hospital. Burton Latimer Cottage Homes — 1901 extension, 2005. The old home closed in 1920, and the newer building in 1922.
There are some great resources online for researching your ancestors.
It's free to visit and use the archives service, and with 11 miles of shelves full of documents, maps and photographs, there really isn't anywhere better to find out more about the places and industries of the county.Corby is a town and borough in the county of Northamptonshire, England.