Victorian Slum House

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"Victorian Slum House" takes viewers back to the British slums of the 1800s, where a group of modern-day families, couples, and individuals recreate life in London's East End, just as their forbearers once lived between 1860-1900.

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About the Show

Faced with the virtually-impossible task of earning enough money to pay the rent and put food on the table, participants in "Victorian Slum House" experience first-hand the tough living and working conditions endured by the millions that made up the urban poor in Victorian Britain. It’s an eye-opening experience for the participants as they each confront the harsh realities of the past, and, together, lay the groundwork for welfare reform in the 20th century.

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