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Introduction to: Court housing

Admission Free
Start Time 11:00
End Time 12:30

Head along and find out about what life was really like for the poorest people living in Liverpool, when it was known as the ‘Black Spot on the River Mersey’.

The population of Liverpool swelled in proportion to its wealth and from the early years of the 19th century there was a need for more and more houses.  Speculators were not slow to see the opportunities and set about building cheap housing for the masses.

There was nothing humanitarian about their projects — the homes were designed with but one specification which was to accommodate as many people as possible in order to accrue as much rent as possible, and the simple design did just that.

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