Victorian Britain in the 21st Century……

Posted: 25/04/2013 in Uncategorized

This is more relevant now, than it was when I wrote it!!!

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Victorian Britain in the 21st Century……

                                                          Social Housing

Scotland

In Scotland, the term “tenement” lacks the pejorative connotations it carries elsewhere, and refers simply to any block of flats sharing a common central staircase and lacking an elevator, particularly those constructed before 1919. Tenements were, and continue to be, inhabited by a wide range of social classes and income groups.

In Glasgow, where Scotland’s highest concentration of tenement dwellings can be found, the urban renewal projects of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s brought an end to the city’s slums, which had primarily consisted of older tenements built in the early 19th century in which large extended families would live together in cramped conditions. They were replaced by high-rise blocks that, within…

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