This is an interesting short read and portrays how the poor of Shrivenham were treated in the 18th century. Researched and written by the late, and much missed, Mervyn Penny; native of Shrivenham, eccentric extraordinaire. His findings are based on the records of the Overseers of the Poor, that cover the period 1738 - 1759.
To read more about Mervyn Penny please go HERE
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