Fearnought

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Poems for Southwell Workhouse

Mario Petrucci's collection of poems evokes the workhouse at Southwell, Nottinghamshire, The model for a system that sheltered, but gave little comfort to, generations of paupers, Southwell has been restored to its 1840s austerity.

Fearnought was a coarse cloth used to make jackets for inmates.