A sketched elevation of site, Bath Union Workhouse, showing the occupants throughout history.
1834: Amendments to the ‘Poor Laws’ led to a severe decline in welfare and care for the poor.
1838: The Workhouse was built; all poorhouses in the parish were amalgamated into one force.
1845: Wages across the country declined and the number of poor citizens increased. The Workhouse built for 600 people, homed 758 adults and 374 children.
1899: Overcrowding worsened conditions; by now 4,289 dead bodies have been burried adjacent to the workhouse.
1905: Renamed to ‘Frome Road House Poor Law Institution’.
1940: Emergency hospital services overtook the institution throughout WWII.
1948: With the inauguration of the NHS; St Martin’s Hospital was founded.
2021: The Prime Minister sells off the NHS; leaving The Workhouse VACANT.
2040: Joaquin Pheonix establishes VIRIUM; a welfare community dedicated to fundamentals and education of veganism.
3010: By now; in plants we must trust.