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A presentation for a school visit showing images of Victorian life in Manchester from our Local Image Collection.

A presentation for a school visit showing images of Victorian life in Manchester from our Local Image Collection.

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  • 1. Victorian Manchester Queen Victoria in 1837… ..and in 1894
  • 2. General Views of Victorian Manchester
  • 3. Birds Eye View of Manchester, 1898
  • 4. View Over Ancoats, 1895
  • 5. Queen Victoria's Jubilee Celebrations, Manchester in 1897
  • 6. Street Scene from Manchester, 1887
  • 7. The people & children of Victorian Manchester
  • 8. Mother & Child, 1890 Women & Child in Street, 1890
  • 9. The Dancer Family, 1854
  • 10. Women from the Church visiting children living in slum housing, 1893
  • 11. A lady from the Church visits Slum Houses in Hulme, 1893
  • 12. Victorian Children, 1890
  • 13. Destitute Children, 1893
  • 14. Sarah Brickill aged 11 in 1878
  • 15. John Buckley Bateman, 1888
  • 16. Victorian Housing and Home Life
  • 17.  
  • 18.
    • The two maps are both from 1891 and to the same scale. The one on the left is of an area near Deansgate. The one on the right is of Eaton Road, in Crumpsall.
    • Deansgate was a commercial district with shops, workers' housing and factories (such as the Alport Works). Crumpsall was a suburb some distance from the city centre where merchants and professionals had their houses.
    • What do you notice about the size of the houses?
    • Are there any parks or open fields, schools, churches or pubs?
  • 19. Victorian Bed, 1892
  • 20. Victorian Drawing Room, 1890
  • 21. The Tylecot Family having afternoon tea in their garden, 1896
  • 22. Common Lodging House in Ancoats, 1897
  • 23. Lodging House, 1897
  • 24. Workers Housing in Ancoats, 1893
  • 25. Diagram of Back-To-Back Housing, 1850
  • 26.
    • Cellar 3
    • Is but one room about 12x14. There are two beds in the room. 7 people live & sleep in this one room. We could learn nothing more a little girl only being in charge.
    • Cellar 5
    • This cellar has 2 rooms 12x14 & 12x12 respectively. The rooms are dark and damp. The approach to the cellar from the street is not more than 2ft 6in wide and the top of the window is rather below the level of the street. The tenant has been in it only a short time but complains of damp, rats, and mice.
    • Cottage No 1
    • 3 bed rooms a living room and the front room is used as a shop. The shop is about 12x13, living room 12x9. The bed rooms were described as being no larger. Eleven people live in this house; a man, his wife, 5 children and 4 lodgers.
  • 27. Cellar Dwellings, 1838
  • 28. Interior of Cellar Dwellings, 1838
  • 29. Family Living in Slum Housing, 1862
  • 30. Jersey Street Slum Housing in Ancoats, 1900
  • 31. Labourers Dwellings, Frontage of Victoria Square Tenements in Ancoats, 1896
  • 32. Visiting Slum Houses in Ancoats, 1893
  • 33. Church Visit to Ancoats Slum Housing, 1893
  • 34. Workers Housing in Chorlton-Upon-Medlock
  • 35. Chester Street Dwellings, 1900
  • 36. Pollard Street Dwellings, 1898
  • 37. Back of Workers Dwellings in Ancoats, 1899
  • 38. School & Work
  • 39. Children of St Josephs School, 1895
  • 40. Children in Classroom, 1878
  • 41. Police Protection of School Children, 1890
  • 42. Boys & Masters at Chethams School, 1892
  • 43. Chethams School Band, 1892
  • 44. Laundry Girls, 1895
  • 45. Misses Hodgkinson & Taylor’s School, Hulme, 1888
  • 46. Ardwick Higher Grade Municipal School, 1900
  • 47. Ardwick Green Industrial School, 1850
  • 48.  
  • 49.
    • The census has been held by the government every ten years since 1841. It is a snapshot of the country which aims to include information of every household. This is a transcription of the 1851 Census Return for Jordan Street, Deansgate.
    • What type of work did the head of the household do?
    • Did the wives go out to work?
    • Did the children go out to work? How old is the youngest worker? ('Scholar' means that the child was at school)
    • Who other than the Brown family lived in the house at 3 Jordan Street?
    • Why do you think they had lodgers living with them?
    • What do you think life was like in the cellar at 3 Jordan Street?
  • 50. Child Workers in a Cotton Mill
  • 51. Mill Girls Working in Cotton Mill, 1851
  • 52. Boy working in Cotton Mill, 1840
  • 53. Girl working in Cotton Mill, 1840
  • 54. Play & Daily Life
  • 55. Watching a football match in Fallowfield, 1893
  • 56. Elephant at Belle Vue Circus, 1880
  • 57. Group of Cyclists with Penny Farthings, 1880
  • 58. A Manchester Bus Today…
  • 59. ..and a Horse Drawn Manchester Bus in 1895.
  • 60. Child’s Toy Pram, 1880
  • 61. Manchester’s Central Train Station, 1885
  • 62. Girl with Toy Doll, 1886
  • 63. Lower Mosley Street Amateur Football Club, 1888
  • 64. Young Girls Dancing Round the May Pole for May Day, 1900
  • 65. Lower Mosley Street Sunday School, 1888
  • 66. Children watching a Brass Band Play, 1862
  • 67. Market Street Today
  • 68. Film of Manchester street scene from 1901