Friday, 30 March 2012

Oakum Works in Liverpool

Hello – would be very grateful for some info! I saw on a census entry ‘worker at Oakum Works’ I have looked into oakum picking and it seems to have been carried out by workhouse inmates or by criminals largely. Do you know anything about the Oakum Works in Liverpool? Was it a private business – how did it operate? – or was it linked to the workhouse?

Many thanks

Geraldine Kirwan

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