Bishop`s Stortford

Blists Hill Victorian Town

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Group Outing on 15th May 2012 by 49 Members who visited Blists Hill Victorian Town at Ironbridge,Shropshire. The Victorian Town gave us an insight of how hard life was in those times even children as young as 4 years old worked in the local mines,the lucky ones went to school until they were 12 years old and then worked in the mines or ironworks. In those days the modern day luxuries of flush toilets,televisions,washing machines and all the thing which we take for granted were unheard of. One of the main eye-openers was the difference in cash values :£1:00 in those times would equivalent to £96:00 today, but then wages were only 8 shillings(40p) a week. People really couldn't afford to be ill as there was no NHS or Social Security then.
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