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Slum housing at Snowfields, Bermondsey.

Slum housing at Snowfields, Bermondsey.
Slum housing at Snowfields, Bermondsey.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2399
Description: The rears of housing in Snowfields, numbers 136, 137, 138. By the end of the 19th century, the living conditions in Bermondsey were awful. There were known examples of nine people living in one room and one tap serving 25 houses with no sanitation. Conditions remained bad well into the 20th century.
Creator: Unknown
Date: c.1894
Credit line: Southwark Library Collection
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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