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Memories of Briercliffe

The Workhouse In Briercliffe Road

My mother, was born in the workhouse in Briercliffe Road, Burnley in 1926, and never mentioned it until just before her death. She was full of shame and didn't meet her real mother until she was about 16. In those days, the workhouse was the lowest point you would reach, and must of been horrific, but ...Read full memory

A memory of Briercliffe by Andy Wild

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