AUDIO: Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Southwell Workhouse with Dispatch’s new audio tour

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DISPATCH today launches the latest episode in our new series of audio guides to take readers on special behind-the-scene tours of the area’s top tourist attractions.

In our second episode of the series, presenter Stephen Thirkill takes a behind-the-scenes tour of Southwell Workhouse to find out more about a national social experiment.

Stephen finds out how tough life was for those living in the workhouse system, which formed the basis of the modern day welfare state.

To listen to the tour of Southwell Workhouse click here.

And if you like this episode, why not purchase our Tourist Trails CD, which contains this episode along with Newstead Abbey, Chatsworth House, Clumber Park, Hardwick Hall, Teversal Trails and King’s Mill Reservoir.

The CD costs £7.99 and can be purchased by calling Stephen Thirkill on 01623 450292.