Who served gruel to the orphans
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The members of the Board at the workhouse guaranteed that the orphans living in the workhouse would receive three meals of gruel per day to be provided by the water-works with whom they were contracted. The master served the gruel, assisted by one or two women.
The room in which the boys were fed, was a large stone hall, with a copper at one end: out of which the master, dressed in an apron for the purpose, and assisted by one or two women, ladled the gruel at mealtimes.