September 21, 2015 2:56 PM
1870 Two young men, tramps, and both giving as their
names 'William Johnson', were committed to prison for 14 days for tearing
up their clothing in the tramp ward at the Workhouse, Fishpool, The
defendants said they tore their clothing because they were filthy, and
they had no means of getting fresh clothes.
1946 October 14th
Adult inmates in Fishpool Institution will receive one pint of beer
on Boxing Day as part of their Christmas festivities, subject to approval
of Bolton Social Welfare Committee. £20 will be spent to provide
the Christmas cheer, and resident officers will receive Christmas extras
at not more than 3s 6d per head.