Music formed a huge part of the curriculum in the Poor House, especially for the boys.
Children were taught to play musical instruments and learnt to sing. They proved very popular and many were brought to different churches to participate in the respective choirs. Many of the young boys were so skilful that they ended up in the military bands as a career.
#OnThisDay 1819 Mr Munn, Church Clerk, was granted permission to take four boys from the Poor House on Sundays to sing at Sunday worship.