common stock to be employed and bestowed in trade of clothing, either in making of coloured cloathes, or whites, as the time shall require; and also in working of Wooll, Hemp, Flax, Iron, grinding of Brasill woods and other stuffes for Dying, or otherwise, as...
shall seeme convenient for the employment of poore people, and for the preservation and encrease of the said common stocke.
The main entrance, at the north side was through an ornate dutch-gabled stone gateway. By 1633, a Widow Lampit had been given the free use of several rooms in the workhouse to teach and set the poor on work is spinning and carding.
Miss Keith, who has already received an OBE and a CBE, added: ‘I sort of feel elated, exhausted and thrilled. I don’t know what is better than the icing on the cake, but this is.’ ‘To accept such an award after only a decade of service to music and charity comes as a wonderful surprise,’ she said. Librarian and director general, Information Services, House of Commons. For services to International Development and Humanitarian Assistance in Pakistan. For services to Mediation in the Workplace and to the community in West Lothian. Lead Professional Dietician and Allied Health Professions Lead for Hospital Services, South Eastern Trust. Senior Adviser, Verde Xchange Institute and Member, Board of Governors, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, USA.
‘I share this award with the charitable bodies I am so privileged to work with, especially to those brave servicemen and women who risk so much for us all on a daily basis.’ Away from the world of showbusiness, two of Margaret Thatcher’s long-serving aides will be knighted for their support before the former prime minister’s death: her private secretary Mark Worthington and the director of her private office Julian Seymour. Professor of Economics, UCL and director, ESRC Centre for the Micro-Economic Analysis of Public Policy IFS. For services to Parliament and voluntary service to the community through Great Culverden Park Ltd. For services to Dietetics and Healthcare in Northern Ireland. Watch manager, Urban Search and Rescue Team, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Staff Officer, Urban Policy Review Team, Department for Social Development, Northern Ireland Executive. For services to DWP and to the community in Merseyside through Wallasey and District Disabled Persons and Social Swimming Club. Deputy Faculty manager, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University. Member, Academie Francaise and Professor, the Study of Literary Creation in the English Language, Colle-ge de France, Paris, France. For services to British business interests in the USA. Consultant, UK/Falkland Islands Trust and head of Branch, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
A small amount of residential accommodation was also provided for several employees including the overseers of the weaving and clothworking shops.
The workhouse was run by several "undertakers" — local clothiers, appointed by the Corporation, who organised the cloth production for which they received loans from the common stock.