No drinking, brawling or blasphemy

Some of the rules imposed on those using almshouses were common sense, others seem draconian to us now, but places were limited, and people who were accepted probably felt very lucky.

Maison Dieu

Maison Dieu, 1941

Maison Dieu (‘House of God’) is one of a handful of remarkable survivals which stand at the beginning of our story of deaf and disabled people through history.