Please Mr Overseer

The story of nearly 400 years of caring for Pettistree’s poor.

From the 1570s until the closure of the poor law in 1930 Ray takes the reader through the maze of parish relief dealt on the poor of Pettistree.

From the earliest references of parish relief, through the creation of the incorporations, followed by the blanket coverage of Unification of the county. Culminating in the poor being passed from one workhouse to another in the final years of the existence of ‘The Workhouse’.

With plenty of pauper stories to bring the story to life

r.r.p. £3.95 plus £1 towards postage