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Manchester construction reveals Victorian slum

Construction work in Manchester has unearthed the 19th century homes of Angel Meadow, Manchester’s filthiest slum.

At the height of the Industrial Revolution, this small area on a slope off Miller Street in the city centre had more than 20,000 inhabitants and was described as ‘hell on earth’ by the social reformer Friedrich Engels because of the shocking living conditions.

Now archaeologists digging at the site of the Co-operative’s new headquarters on Dantzic Street have made an astonishing find – William’s house and fish shop.

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Story: Dean Kirby, Manchester Evening News | Photo: Manchester Evening News

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