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Mr Bumble refusing Darby and Joan entry to the Workhouse together. Men and women were housed in separate wards and old couples were reluctant to spend their last days apart. Cardinal Manning wrote 'They will endure any privation .. rather than break up their homes'. From 'Punch', London, 1888.

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Mr Bumble refusing Darby and Joan entry to the Workhouse together. Men and women were housed in separate wards and old couples were reluctant to spend their last days apart.  Cardinal Manning wrote 'They will endure any privation .. rather than break up their homes'. From 'Punch', London, 1888.