Back in June we shared some exciting finds from below the surface on the Oriel site.

For the past five months a team of archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) have been uncovering the foundations of a 19th Century workhouse to help us understand the history of the site, as work begins to build our new centre for eye care, research and education in Camden.

It’s taken months of careful excavation, cataloguing and research to understand what was underground.

In the last blog, MOLA outlined the history of the site, and one important part of the timeline was the addition of an infirmary to the workhouse.

In this latest blog, they focus on the medical history of the site and what evidence they found of this during the excavations so far.

To find out more about what the archaeological team found, read their blog.