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Primary History - Victorian Britain

Primary History - Victorian Britain
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Canterbury Heritage: 100 Years Ago Today 22 July 1909: Cathedral Square Gathering Gathering in the Square At 2.30 p.m. a meeting of the unemployed was held in Cathedral Square. There was a large gathering, and a resolution was carried to the effect that a committee should be set up to hold a monster demonstration, to bring the needs of the unemployed before the public. Powys Victorian workhouse to welcome visitors Image copyright Llanfyllin Dolydd Building Preservation Trust One of the best examples of a Victorian workhouse will open to the public after it received lottery money to create a history centre. The former Llanfyllin Union Workhouse in Powys, known locally as Y Dolydd, opened in 1839, and could house up to 250 men, women and children.

Filthy Cities Dan Snow gets down and dirty in the murky histories of London, Paris and New York, exploring their filthy histories from the bottom up. Medieval London. State of the art CGI reveals London's streets as they were 700 years ago and Dan steps into the shoes of a medieval Londoner - wooden platforms designed to help him rise above the disgusting mess underfoot. He spends the night as a medieval muck-raker shifting a staggering six tonnes of excrement, and has a go at medieval butchery to find out what the authorities were up against. Revolutionary Paris.

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CBD scene compared with 100 years ago Last updated 08:25 22/07/2014 Click here to view on mobile device Inner-city Christchurch has truly been knocked back in time by the earthquakes. Photos taken in July 1914 reveal a bustling, lively-looking city centre, complete with many of the iconic buildings lost as a result of the earthquakes. Press photographer Dean Kozanic shot the same intersections 100 years later but instead of photographing trams, pedestrians and cyclists navigating the city's heart, his pictures captured empty sites and boarded-up buildings.

A Victorian Christmas For thousands of years people around the world have enjoyed midwinter festivals. With the arrival of Christianity, pagan festivals became mixed with Christmas celebrations. One of the leftovers from these pagan days is the custom of bedecking houses and churches with evergreen plants like mistletoe, holly and ivy.

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