The town and its people recorded in photographs by George Ward (Amersham Museum's copyright images)
The Union Workhouse was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott who also designed the Albert memorial in Hyde Park and St Pancras Station in London. It was built in 1838 and served a number of local parishes and provided basic care of the elderly and those unable to work. The building later became Amersham General Hospital and is now Gilbert Scott Court.
All the photographs were taken by George Ward (1860-1943) of Amersham, Bucks and were digitised between 2004 and 2011 by Amersham Museum (which owns the copyright of the digitised images) from the original glass negatives.
This "exhibition" is based on one created by Jane Bowen in 2008 when she was the Curator. It has been updated in 2015 by Emily Toettcher, the current Curator, and Anthony del Tufo to include some of the Ward images donated or acquired since 2008.