A recreation of the housing for three types of poor families in Victorian London - an unskilled family, skilled family and a rent collector.
Often, families had so little money that they had to buy their food 'on tick' meaning buy now, pay later. And what they ate was hardly a luxury.
Life was cruel in Victorian London. People had to work to survive and there was little sympathy for those who couldn't. Modern families find out about these realities the hard way.
After a full day working like Victorians, modern families experience the pain and uncertainty of working like in 1886 London.
Sending young children to work seems cruel by modern standards but in 1886 London it was necessary for a family's very survival.
Rent day in Victorian London was known as 'Black Monday'. Families either landed out on the street, or could survive another week.
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