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MAKING THE MODERN WORLD
Stories about the lives we've made

period:  1830-1900 Industrial Town

Manchester, 1843. © Science Museum / Science and Society

Production machinery made it possible for factories to employ hundreds of people. The factories created a new kind of town with a high density of workers and contributed to new problems in housing, health and transport.

1830-1900
Industrial Town
Muck and brass
Industrialisation transformed where and how people lived.
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