Travel 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 as their forebears once lived between 1860 and 1900.
Faced with the virtually impossible task of earning enough money to pay the rent and put food on the table, the participants 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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