Victorian Slum House

Living in a Doss-House

John and Maria spend their first night in the doss-house and John understands the disappointment Victorian Irish immigrants must have felt when arriving in the East End.

Living in a Doss-House


  • The 1900s: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 1900s

    S1 E5 - 53m 39s

    Observe the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century. A few families prosper, but others continue to face the poverty endemic in Britain. See what steps are finally taken to alleviate the plight of the poor.

  • The 1890s: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The 1890s

    S1 E4 - 54m 12s

    Enter the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents, while others are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business.

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