Bedfordshire Local History Association

Cleveland Street Workhouse saved

CLEVELAND STREET WORKHOUSE SAVED AND A NEW BOOK AND PLAQUE

The extraordinary history of the Workhouse which has now been saved, and the four plus years of Charles Dickens’s life only a few doors away, has been researched and written up in book form and published by Oxford University Press. Read more.

The thousands of people worldwide who helped save the Workhouse from demolition are included in the book’s dedication. Please do ask for it at your local library, and take a look!

Camden Council has been applied to for planning permission and listed building consent for the erection of a blue plaque on Dickens’s old home on the corner of Tottenham Street and Cleveland Street, now No 22 Cleveland Street. The text on the plaque has been agreed, the house’s owners are very happy, and there is sponsorship for the cost of it. A firm date for the unveiling will be announced.

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